Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684874357
Language: en
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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2005
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9780007205233
Language: en
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A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Sparknotes
Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
Language: en
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'Sparknotes' created by Harvard students for students. Each title in the series contains plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Tis

Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 1999-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684845241
Language: en
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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Angela s Ashes and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0743204018
Language: en
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This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 1998-12-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684864839
Language: en
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Tis

 Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2000
Editor: Pocket
Pages: 477
ISBN: 0743200985
Language: en
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Continues the sometimes harrowing tale of the author's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to the United States, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 1999-05-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780684842677
Language: en
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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies

Because I Was Flesh

Because I Was Flesh
Author: Edward Dahlberg
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781787203877
Language: en
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Few books in the history of New Directions have received such praise as came to Edward Dahlberg’s autobiography, Because I Was Flesh, which is now on our paperback list. Alfred Kazin wrote: “A work of extraordinary honesty, eloquence and power, it redeems with one mighty creative act the suffering of a lifetime. It is one of the few important American books published in our day.” And Allen Tate spoke of “the hair-raising honesty, the profound self-knowledge, and the formal elegance of the style,...a combination that has not previously appeared in an autobiography by an American.” Sir Herbert Read called the book, “A great achievement. A masterpiece. The magnificent portrait of the author’s mother is as relentless, as detailed, as loving as a late Rembrandt.” Because I Was Flesh is the story of Edward Dahlberg’s life as a child and young man—in Kansas City, in a Cleveland orphanage, in California and New York—and of the remarkable woman, his mother Lizzie, who shaped it. Seldom has there been so ruthless, and yet so tender a dissection of the mother-son relationship. And from it Lizzie Dahlberg, the lady barber of Kansas City, emerges as one of the unforgettable characters of our literature. This is a book of many dimensions, an authentic record from the inferno of modern city life, and a testament of American experience.

Those Who Forget

Those Who Forget
Author: Geraldine Schwarz
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501199103
Language: en
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“[Makes] the very convincing case that, until and unless there is a full accounting for what happened with Donald Trump, 2020 is not over and never will be.” —The New Yorker “Riveting…we can never be reminded too often to never forget.” —The Wall Street Journal Journalist Géraldine Schwarz’s astonishing memoir of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II “also serves as a perceptive look at the current rise of far-right nationalism throughout Europe and the US” (Publishers Weekly). During World War II, Géraldine Schwarz’s German grandparents were neither heroes nor villains; they were merely Mitlaüfer—those who followed the current. Once the war ended, they wanted to bury the past under the wreckage of the Third Reich. Decades later, while delving through filing cabinets in the basement of their apartment building in Mannheim, Schwarz discovers that in 1938, her paternal grandfather Karl took advantage of Nazi policies to buy a business from a Jewish family for a low price. She finds letters from the only survivor of this family (all the others perished in Auschwitz), demanding reparations. But Karl Schwarz refused to acknowledge his responsibility. Géraldine starts to question the past: How guilty were her grandparents? What makes us complicit? On her mother’s side, she investigates the role of her French grandfather, a policeman in Vichy. Weaving together the threads of three generations of her family story with Europe’s process of post-war reckoning, Schwarz explores how millions were seduced by ideology, overcome by a fog of denial after the war, and, in Germany at least, eventually managed to transform collective guilt into democratic responsibility. She asks: How can nations learn from history? And she observes that countries that avoid confronting the past are especially vulnerable to extremism. Searing and unforgettable, Those Who Forget “deserves to be read and discussed widely...this is Schwarz’s invaluable warning” (The Washington Post Book Review).

Angela s Christmas

Angela s Christmas
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2007-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1416579192
Language: en
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Now an Emmy-nominated film streaming on Netflix! Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt shares the story of his mother’s childhood Christmas in this tender and heartwarming picture book, previously published as Angela and the Baby Jesus. Angela is six-years-old and worries for the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph’s church in Limerick. December nights are damp and cold, and the church is dark at night. How can the baby Jesus’ mother leave him in the manger without even a blanket to cover him? The baby Jesus surely needs Angela’s help, even if she is not allowed to go on the altar, especially by herself. Filled with the characters, incident, and detail that have made Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela’s Christmas is a timeless story of real life—in all of its joy, innocence, and incongruity. A story for all generations to enjoy and cherish.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2005-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780743243773
Language: en
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The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.

Survival Factors in Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

 Survival Factors  in Frank McCourt   s  Angela   s Ashes
Author: Helena Schneider
Release: 2007-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9783638662246
Language: en
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Department of Modern Languages), course: Seminar "20th century writing in English" Course: EFL and English Literature, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." ( p. 1 ) These sentences at the beginning of Angela s Ashes summarize very briefly what this novel is about: the survival of a miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Indeed this childhood was shaped by a strict religious upbringing, by poverty and starvation, humiliating experiences, diseases and even death. So what does make this story an exception worth to be read? It obviously must have to do something with "survival". How come the hero of this story did not go mad like one of his classmate's mother who had regularly been carried to the lunatic asylum? How come he did not resign like his mother permanently desperate over their miserable situation? Why did he not become like his father and many other Irish men described in the book, drinking their wages and singing sad songs about brave soldiers ready to die for Ireland? Was he just lucky or where there any special factors which enabled him to come through the first 19 years of his life? What are the reasons for his pure physical but also mental survival? In this essay I am trying to find possible answers to all the questions raised above by analysing Frank s relationship to his family, especially to his father and mother, and to other people who played an important role in his life.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Release: 2006
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0761476091
Language: en
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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

The Three Brides

The Three Brides
Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: IOWA:31858050004567
Language: en
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A Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
Author: Malachy McCourt
Release: 2022-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1566494168
Language: en
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Malachy McCourt was already famous as an actor, saloon-keeper, and late-night TV personality when his brother Frank's Angela's Ashes was published. That book introduced the incorrigible, indomitable Malachy to a worldwide audience; his memoir, A Monk Swimming, picks up his rollicking story.Born in Brooklyn and raised in the lanes of Limerick, Malachy returns to New York at age 20. After stints in the Air Force and as a longshoreman, he parlays his gifts of gab and conviviality into an ownership position at Malachy's--the first singles' bar--where glamorous women from the Barbizon Hotel could stop in for a tipple and flirt. He hilariously recounts many madcap adventures, from selling Bibles on Fire Island and smuggling gold in Zurich to acting with the Irish Players and a semi-regular gig on Jack Paar's Tonight Show. In A MONK SWIMMING, Malachy's genius for storytelling and language will have you laughing till you weep.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author: Frank McCourt
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9780007261697
Language: en
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A beautifully illustrated Christmas story from one of the world's most loved writers.

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora
Author: Charles Fanning
Release: 2000
Editor: SIU Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0809323435
Language: en
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In New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora, Charles Fanning incorporates eighteen fresh perspectives on the Irish diaspora over three centuries and around the globe. He enlists scholarly tools from the disciplines of history, sociology, literary criticism, folklore, and culture studies to present a collection of writings about the Irish diaspora of great variety and depth.

The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life
Author: Roxanne J. Coady,Joy Johannessen
Release: 2007-10-18
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1592403174
Language: en
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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which inspired her to enter a field, history writing, traditionally reserved for men. For Jacques Pépin it was The Myth of Sisyphus, which taught him the importance of personal responsibility, dignity, and goodness in the midst of existentialist France. A testament to the life-altering importance of literature, this book inspires us to return to old favorites and seek out new treasures. All proceeds go to The Read to Grow Foundation, which partners with urban hospitals to provide books and literacy information to newborns and their families.

A Couple of Blaguards

A Couple of Blaguards
Author: Frank McCourt,Malachy McCourt
Release: 2013-06-16
Editor: Welcome Rain
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1566499615
Language: en
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A play written by brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt about growing up in Limerick, Ireland, and their journey to Brooklyn, New York, where they learn to incorporate the lessons learned from their hard Irish past.