Angela's Ashes - McCourt, Frank
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Ich fand dieses Buch sehr gut, auch wenn ich anfangs Proleme hatte in das irische Englisch reinzukommen. Aber wenn man das geschafft hat ist das Buch wirklich schön...


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Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, Angela's Ashes is a glorious Pulitzer Prize-winner that bears all the marks of a classic. "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,…mehr

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Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, Angela's Ashes is a glorious Pulitzer Prize-winner that bears all the marks of a classic. "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 does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, 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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster Uk; Touchstone
  • Repr.
  • Seitenzahl: 460
  • Erscheinungstermin: Dezember 1997
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 170mm x 103mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 232g
  • ISBN-13: 9780684843131
  • ISBN-10: 0684843137
  • Artikelnr.: 20906022
Autorenporträt
Frank McCourt, 1930 geboren, hat bis zu seiner Pensionierung als Englischlehrer an New Yorker High Schools gearbeitet. Danach schrieb er die Erinnerungen an seine irische Kindheit auf, ein Buch, das er sein ganzes Leben lang schreiben wollte. "Die Asche meiner Mutter" wurde weltweit zum Bestseller, und Frank McCourt bekam dafür, u.a. den Pulitzerpreis verliehen. 2009 verstarb Frank McCourt.