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Angela's ashes

a memoir of a childhood
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in McCourt, Frank
Verfasser*innenangabe: Frank McCourt
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Harper Perennial
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Summary Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds. Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, 'Angela's Ashes' is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.Review Review "Angela's Ashes' out Roddy Doyles Roddy Doyle. I was amazed by it.' Margaret Forster, author of 'Hidden Lives' 'Once opened, this brilliant and seductive book will not let you rest until Frank emerges, more or less reared, at the close of boyhood.' Thomas Keneally, author of 'Schindler's List.' 'Frank McCourt's lyrical Irish voice will draw comparison to Joyce. It's that seductive, that hilarious. In the annals of memoir, his name will be writ large.' Mary Karr, author of 'The Liar's Club'. 'I was moved and dazzled by the sombre and lively beauty of this book; it is a story of survival and growth beyond all odds; a chronicle of surprising triumphs, written in language that is always itself triumphant.' Mary Gordon, author of 'The Shadow Man.' Review 'An astonishing book!completely mesmerising -- you can open it almost at random and find writing to make you gasp.' Independent 'The most remarkable thing about Frank McCourt, apart from his survival, is his lack of sorrowfulness. "Angela's Ashes" sings with irreverent Limerick wit. It makes you smile at the triumph of the storyteller, a tougher specimen who escaped Limerick's teeming alleys through intelligence and cunning and lived to tell the tale.' The Times 'Once opened, this brilliant and seductive book will not let you rest until Frank emerges, more or less reared, at the close of boyhood.' Thomas Keneally, author of 'Schindler's List.' 'Frank McCourt's lyrical Irish voice will draw comparison to Joyce. It's that seductive, that hilarious. In the annals of memoir, his name will be writ large.' Mary Karr, author of 'The Liar's Club'. 'I was moved and dazzled by the sombre and lively beauty of this book; it is a story of survival and growth beyond all odds; a chronicle of surprising triumphs, written in language that is always itself triumphant.' Mary Gordon, author of 'The Shadow Man.'Biography 'Angela's Ashes' won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.

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Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in McCourt, Frank
Verfasser*innenangabe: Frank McCourt
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Harper Perennial
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Systematik: Suche nach dieser Systematik FS.E, DR
Interessenkreis: Suche nach diesem Interessenskreis Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-00-720523-3
2. ISBN: 0-00-721703-X
Beschreibung: 426, 26 S.
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Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1996. - Dt. Ausg. u.d.T.: Die Asche meiner Mutter
Mediengruppe: Buch