Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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This became part of the vocabulary of the success story; accounts of figures like Al Smith or Irving Berlin would invariably note their rise from Oliver ...
The ancestors of the tenement served as their model: disused factories that became barracks for the poor. The most notorious of these was the Old Brewery, ...
... which had a profound influence on his later work, and then he became a reporter on the New York Tribune in 1877, eventually becoming police reporter.
Fire escapes, once they became mandatory and then common, were given such a range of employment that they effectively became extra rooms.
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LOW LIFE: Lures and Snares of Old New YorkComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority ... Citiți recenzia completă
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I am a huge fan of historical writing, especially social history. I care about the broader political context that informs most history, but I also really want to know about the little things, too ... Citiți recenzia completă