Angelas Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)



Angelas Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Imbued On Every Page With Frank McCourt S Astounding Humor And Compassion This Is A Glorious Book 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 Pulitzer Prize Winning 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.

Francis Frank McCourt was an Irish American teacher and author McCourt was born in Brooklyn however, his family returned to their native Ireland in 1934.He received the Pulitzer Prize 1997 and National Book Critics Circle Award 1996 for his memoir Angela s Ashes 1996 , which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick He is also the author ofTis 1999 , which continues t Francis Frank McCourt was an Irish American teacher and author McCourt was born in Brooklyn however, his family returned to their native Ireland in 1934.He received the Pulitzer Prize 1997 and National Book Critics Circle Award 1996 for his memoir Angela s Ashes 1996 , which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick He is also the author ofTis 1999 , which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America Teacher Man 2005 , detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.He died Sunday, July 19, 2009 of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer He was 78

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Angelas Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
  • Frank McCourt
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 0007205236

10 thoughts on “Angelas Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)

  1. Eric Althoff says:

    Before I get too deep into my review, let me just say this Angela s Ashes is one of the most depressing books I have ever read That said, it is also fascinating, heartbreaking, searingly honest narration told in the face of extreme poverty and alcoholism This absolutely entrancing memoir follows an Irish American Irish Americanon this later boy who comes of age during the Depression and the War years in a country gripped in the stranglehold of the Catholic Church, tradition, rampant Before I get too deep into my review, let me just say this Angela s Ashes is one of the most depressing books I have ever read That said, it is also fascinating, heartbreaking, searingly honest narration told in the face of extreme poverty and alcoholism This absolutely entrancing memoir follows an Irish American Irish Americanon this later boy who comes of age during the Depression and the War years in a country gripped...

  2. Gail says:

    What, did NO one find this book funny except me I must be really perverse.Although the account of Frank s bad eyes was almost physically painful to read, the rest of the story didn t seem too odd or sad or overdone to me My dad s family were immigrants his father died young of cirrhosis of the liver, leaving my grandmother to raise her six living children of a total of 13 on a cleaning woman s pay So Life was hard They weren t Irish and they lived in New York, but when you hear that yo What, did NO one find this book funny except me I must be really perverse...

  3. Mitch Albom says:

    I read his book, then I got to know him, and rarely will you find as similar a voice between the man and the writer as in this memoir A tragic gem of a childhood story.

  4. David says:

    But the worst offender of the last twenty years has to be the uniquely meretricious drivel that constitutes Angela s Ashes Dishonest at every level, slimeball McCourt managed to parlay his mawkish maunderings to commercial success, presumably because the particular assortment of rainsodden cliches hawked in the book not only dovetails beautifully with the stereotypes lodged in the brain of every American of Irish descent, but also panders to the lummoxes collective need to feel superior becau But the worst offender of the last twenty years has to be the uniquely meretricious drivel that constitutes Angela s Ashes Dishonest at every level, slimeball McCourt managed to parlay his mawkish maunderings to commercial success, presumably because the particular assortment of rainsodden cliches hawked in the book not only dovetails beautifully with the stereotypes lodged in the brain of every American of Irish descent, but also panders to the lummoxes collective need to feel superior because they have managed to transcend their primitive...

  5. George Bradford says:

    If you had the luck of the Irish You d be sorry and wish you was dead If you had the luck of the Irish Then you d wish you was English instead How can ONE book be so WONDERFUL and so HORRIBLE at the same time I have no idea But this book is both Big time It s difficult to imagine anything worse than a childhood crushed under the oppressive conditions of abject poverty, relentless filth and unmitigated suffering The childhood described in this book is the worst I ve ever encountered The luckIf you had the luck of the Irish You d be sorry and wish you was dead If you had the luck of the Irish Then you d wish you was English instead How can ONE book be so WONDERFUL and so HORRIBLE at the same time I have no idea But this book is both Big time It s difficult to imagine anything worse than a childhood...

  6. Steve says:

    There once was a lad reared in Limerick,Quite literally without a bone to pick.His da used scant earningsTo slake liquid yearnings In American parlance a dick.To get past a father who drankIn a place that was dismal and dank,He wrote not in rhymes,But of those shite times A memoir that filled up hi...

  7. Maxwell says:

    Quite different from other memoirs I read especially the brand of memoir that s been coming out in the last few years Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes tells of the author s poverty stricken childhood in Ireland in the early 20th century It s told from the first person present perspective, which doesn t allow for as much mat...

  8. Lyn says:

    Angela s Ashes is a beautifully written, painfully honest account of Frank McCourt s childhood in Limerick, Ireland.Frank s parents, both Irish, met in New York and began their family there McCourt himself was born in New York, but this was in the 1930s and the depression hurt everyone and everywhere, especially immigrant Irish with no resources.So back to Ireland they go to live near his maternal grandmother 1930s Limerick was not much better than New York, especially for Frank s father who s Angela s Ashes is a beautifully written, painfully honest account of Frank McCourt s childhood in Limerick, Ireland.Frank s parents, both Irish, met in New York and began their family there McCourt himself was born in New York, but this was in the 1930s and the depression hurt everyone and everywhere, especially immigrant Irish with no resources.So back to Ireland they go t...

  9. Andrei Bădică says:

    C nd tata vine acas cu leafa din prima s pt m n , mama e nc ntat c poate pl ti datoria italianului dr gu de la b c nie i c poate ine iar capul sus, fiindc nimic nu e mai r u pe lume dec t s fii dator i obligat fa de cineva Face curat n buc t rie, spal c nile i farfuriile, cur masa de firimituri i de resturi de m ncare, gole te r citorul i comand o nou bucat de ghea de la alt italian Trebuie s studia i i s nv a i, spuse el, ca s v face i o p rere proprie des C nd tata vine acas cu leafa din prima s pt m n , mama e nc ntat c poate pl ti datoria italianului dr...

  10. Jonathan Ashleigh says:

    I have to admit that I didn t love the first third of this book but I realize the information gained there made me enjoy the rest evenAt times, this book was a beautiful dark comedy, There is nothing like a wake for having a good time, and I think that some day I might make my kids promise to die for Ireland Near the end, the young boy is trying to figure out what adultery is by looking it up in the dictionary he is forced to look up new words with each explanation he finds and the re I have to admit that I didn t love the first third of this book but I realize the information gained there made me enjoy the rest evenAt times, this book was a beautiful dark comedy, There is nothing like a wake for having a good time, and I think that some day I might make my kids promise to die for Ireland Near the end, the young boy is trying to figure out what adultery is by looking it up in the dictionary he is forced to look up new words with each explanation ...

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