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Angela S Ashes

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 9780684842677
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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
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Angela S Ashes

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 0684864835
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
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Angela S Ashes

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 9780684874357
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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.
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Spark Notes Angela S Ashes

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 1586634690
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Tis

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 0684845245
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
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Angela S Ashes And Tis

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 0743204018
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".
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Angela And The Baby Jesus

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 1416579192
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When my mother, Angela, was six years old, she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib at St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where she lived.... * * * * Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes is a modern classic. Now he has written a captivating Christmas story about Angela as a child -- often cold and hungry herself -- compelled to rescue the Baby Jesus and take him home. This story is pure McCourt -- genuine, irreverent and moving. It is elegantly illustrated by two-time Golden Kite Award winner Loren Long and is the perfect Christmas story for all ages.
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Teacher Man

Author : Frank McCourt
ISBN : 9780743243773
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
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The Worst Thing About My Sister

Author : Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN : 9781448194018
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty. The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought . . .
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Angela S Ashes E L Inglese D Irlanda Ambiguit Trasparente Di Uno Stile Autenticit Di Una Lingua

Author : Clara Ferranti
ISBN : 9788867552290
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Scrittore statunitense di origine irlandese (1930-2009), insignito del prestigioso premio Pulitzer nel 1997, Frank McCourt innova, nel suo esordio letterario autobiografico Angela’s ashes, uno stile decisamente originale e trasgressivo, sia sul piano linguistico sia nei confronti di ciò che è caratteristicamente intrinseco al genere letterario in cui egli ha convalidato la sua naturale vena di scrittore. Le scelte stilistiche, la struttura narrativa e l’uso della lingua, oscillante tra standard letterario e dialetto, creano l’impressione che il passato di Frank si svolga mentre egli lo racconta: il momento esperienziale si fonde con la reminiscenza e il tempo che li separa viene ad annullarsi. Questo studio offre una dettagliata analisi testuale di Angela’s ashes e, prendendone in esame la tecnica narrativa e l’uso della variazione linguistica, mette in luce alcune peculiarità stilistiche e testuali che rendono l’autobiografia di McCourt unica nel suo genere: l’incontro del ricordo e del vissuto nel “tempo attuativo”, l’incontro dello standard letterario e dell’inglese d’Irlanda nella “lingua di Angela’s ashes”. Clara Ferranti è Ricercatrice di Glottologia e Linguistica presso il Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Università degli Studi di Macerata, dove insegna Linguistica generale e Fonetica articolatoria in corsi di laurea triennali e magistrali. I suoi interessi scientifici e le sue pubblicazioni riguardano principalmente l’inglese d’Irlanda, la storia del pensiero linguistico, la teoria del linguaggio, la semantica, la sociolinguistica e la fonetica. È direttrice della Collana «Il tempo, la storia e la memoria», è responsabile scientifico e organizzativo del Corso di Storia e didattica della Shoah, organizzato dalla Rete Universitaria per il Giorno della Memoria in vari atenei italiani. Sito web istituzionale, Università di Macerata: http://docenti.unimc.it/clara1.ferranti Sito web personale, Sentieri Linguistici: https://sites.google.com/site/sentierilinguistici/
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