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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Cherry Street, for example, went from wealthy suburb to waterfront slum in less than thirty years. Fires were a common event, and some were cataclysmic, ...
The Bowery was the forum of the slums, the strand where bodies spilling forth from the tightly packed blocks to the east and south could collect.
East and south of that point, the Jewish area faded into the Irish slums between Cherry Hill and Corlears Hook, some of them continuously inhabited by the ...
Between the former St. John's Park at Varick and Laight Streets and lower Greenwich Village lay an ancient slum inhabited by native-born Anglo-Saxons until ...
... after its upstate continuation), lay slums that were, if anything, ... of a London slum;” experts differ as to the precise boundaries of the area, ...
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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