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Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
A Memoir

by Frank McCourt

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1998-12-17
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0684864835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
A Book

by Michael D. Sharp

  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9780761476092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
A Memoir

by Frank McCourt

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1999-05-25
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 068484267X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Irish in Us

The Irish in Us
Irishness, Performativity, and Popular Culture

by Diane Negra

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2006-02-22
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9780822337409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVA colleciton that looks at how Irishness has become a discursive commodity within popular culture./div

The Irish Story : Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

The Irish Story : Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland
Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

by Oxford R. F. Foster Professor of Irish History and a Fellow Hertford College

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2002-09-06
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0198036078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. Foster argues that, over the centuries, Irish experience itself has been turned into story. He examines how and why the key moments of Ireland's past--the 1798 Rising, the Famine, the Celtic Revival, Easter 1916, the Troubles--have been worked into narratives, drawing on Ireland's powerful oral culture, on elements of myth, folklore, ghost stories and romance. The result of this constant reinterpretation is a shifting "Story of Ireland," complete with plot, drama, suspense, and revelation. Varied, surprising, and funny, the interlinked essays in The Irish Story examine the stories that people tell each other in Ireland and why. Foster provides an unsparing view of the way Irish history is manipulated for political ends and that Irish poverty and oppression is sentimentalized and packaged. He offers incisive readings of writers from Standish O'Grady to Trollope and Bowen; dissects the Irish government's commemoration of the 1798 uprising; and bitingly critiques the memoirs of Gerry Adams and Frank McCourt. Fittingly, as the acclaimed biographer of Yeats, Foster explores the poet's complex understanding of the Irish story--"the mystery play of devils and angels which we call our national history"--and warns of the dangers of turning Ireland into a historical theme park. The Irish Story will be hailed by some, attacked by others, but for all who care about Irish history and literature, it will be essential reading.

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora
A Book

by Charles Fanning

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780809323432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
A Memoir of a Childhood

by Frank McCourt

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0007205236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

"Survival factors" in Frank McCourt ́s "Angela ́s Ashes"

'Survival factors' in Frank McCourt ́s 'Angela ́s Ashes'
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by Helena Schneider

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2006-06-20
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 3638511723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Multiliterate Ireland

Multiliterate Ireland
Literary Manifestations of a Multilingual History

by Tina L. Bennett-Kastor

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2015-10-08
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1498500331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Multiliterate Ireland explores the literature of a selection of Irish writers through the prism of multiliteracy. Through this wide-ranging analysis of literature, history, strategic influence, and culture, this book examines the decisions of Irish writers who crossed linguistic boundaries between English and Irish, and other languages, and why these multiliterate choices were made.

Images (II)

Images (II)
Images of the Poor : the Conference Proceedings

by Veronika Bernard,Serhan Oksay

  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 3643903634
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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IMAGES (II) - Images of the Poor offers readers a cross-section of current research on the perception of poverty and on contemporary and historical representations of poverty coming from a variety of fields in people's daily lives. The fact that the international group of contributors to this book come from very different cultural, ideological, scientific/academic perspectives, and backgrounds is adding even more to the diversity of thought and ideas documented. The arguments presented help to raise the social awareness needed to break the vicious circle of poverty. (Series: Anthropology / Ethnologie - Vol. 52)

Irish National Cinema

Irish National Cinema
A Book

by ROUTLEDGE,Ruth Barton

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780415278942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ruth Barton argues that in order to understand the position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema.

Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools
Mission, Markets and Morality

by Gerald Rupert Grace

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780415243247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this ground-breaking book, Gerald Grace addresses the dilemmas facing Catholic education in an increasingly secular and consumer-driven culture. Theory and original research drawn from interviews with Catholic headt are combined.

English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics

English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics
High School

by Amy Benjamin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-20
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1317920066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.

Rhythms of Writing

Rhythms of Writing
An Anthropology of Irish Literature

by Helena Wulff

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-05-15
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1000190013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first anthropological study of writers, writing and contemporary literary culture. Drawing on the flourishing literary scene in Ireland as the basis for her research, Helena Wulff explores the social world of contemporary Irish writers, examining fiction, novels, short stories as well as journalism. Discussing writers such as John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, Frank McCourt, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Colum McCann, David Park, and Joseph O ́Connor, Wulff reveals how the making of a writer’s career is built on the ‘rhythms of writing’: long hours of writing in solitude alternate with public events such as book readings and media appearances. Destined to launch a new field of enquiry, Rhythms of Writing is essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, literary studies, creative writing, cultural studies, and Irish studies.

The Admissions

The Admissions
A Novel

by Meg Mitchell Moore

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2015-08-18
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0385540051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Admissions brilliantly captures the frazzled pressure cooker of modern life as a seemingly perfect family comes undone by a few desperate measures, long-buried secret —and college applications! The Hawthorne family has it all. Great jobs, a beautiful house in one of the most affluent areas of Northern California, and three charming kids whose sunny futures are all but assured. And then comes their eldest daughter’s senior year of high school . . . Firstborn Angela Hawthorne is a straight-A student and star athlete, with extracurricular activities coming out of her ears and a college application that’s not going to write itself. She’s set her sights on Harvard, her father’s alma mater, and like a dog with a chew toy, Angela won’t let up until she’s basking in crimson-colored glory. Except her class rank as valedictorian is under attack, she’s suddenly losing her edge at cross-country, and she can’t help but daydream about a cute baseball player. Of course Angela knows the time put into her schoolgirl crush would be better spent coming up with a subject for her English term paper—which, along with her college essay, has a rapidly approaching deadline. Angela’s mother, Nora, is similarly stretched to the limit, juggling parent-teacher meetings, carpool, and a real estate career where she caters to the mega-rich and super-picky buyers and sellers of the Bay Area. The youngest daughter, second-grader Maya, still can’t read; the middle child, Cecily, is no longer the happy-go-lucky kid she once was; and their dad, Gabe, seems oblivious to the mounting pressures at home because a devastating secret of his own might be exposed. A few ill-advised moves put the Hawthorne family on a collision course that’s equal parts achingly real and delightfully screwball—and they learn that whatever it cost to get their lucky lives it may cost far more to keep them. Sharp, topical, and wildly entertaining, The Admissions shows that if you pull at a loose thread, even the sturdiest lives start to unravel at the seams of high achievement.

A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

A History of Irish Working-Class Writing
A Book

by Michael Pierse

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-11-30
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 1107149681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book constitutes a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it represents a significant intervention in Irish Studies and English Literary Studies generally, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century poetry to Celtic Tiger drama.

Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults

Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults
Two Decades in Review

by Michael Cart

  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 0838911587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author of the bestseller Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults recreational reading tastes. Features only the best of the best no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here. Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation .

Soweto Now?

Soweto Now?
A Book

by Bernadine Crosby

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0595165745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Darling I would rather die in my bed than have to make it".These words,spoken by an old white colonial,sum up this witty and affectionate memoir of life in South Africa during the turbulant years,as seen through the eyes of an immigrant.

States of apology

States of apology
A Book

by Michael Cunningham

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-16
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 184779940X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a critical consideration of the apology in politics. It provides a detailed overview of all aspects of the phenomenon of the apology made by states, which has increased significantly since the mid-1980s. It is the product of a decade’s research and reflection on the subject and thus provides a complete coverage of all the key debates and features. States of apology evaluates the relationship between the personal apology and the apology in politics, the political and cultural factors behind its emergence and the philosophical problems generated by the state apologising and in particular the question of responsibility across generations. The book also considers the dynamics of domestic apologies and the relationship of the apology to the field of international relations. It is written in a clear and jargon-free style which will make it accessible to both students and non-students alike.

The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
A Book

by Kevin McCann,Mark Diehl

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 814
  • ISBN : 9781402721342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A crossword dictionary with all the words solvers need and none of the ones they do not need! When it comes to puzzle dictionaries, it is the quality of what's inside that counts. Who needs a plethora of synonyms that never appear in an actual crossword? So, authors Kevin McCann and Mark Diehl analyzed thousands of crosswords to amass an up-to-date list of words that regularly turn up in today's top puzzles. To make the dictionary even easier to use, the most popular answers stand out in easy-to-see red, while charts highlight frequently sought-after information such as Oscar winners and Popes' names. Crossword fans will keep this right next to their favorite puzzles!"--Publisher's description.