From the author of the million-selling Angela’s Ashes – the most keenly anticipated sequel of the decade
Angela’s Ashes was a publishing phenomenon. Frank McCourt’s critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his Limerick childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award amongst others, and rapidly became a word-of-mouth bestseller topping all charts worldwide for over two years. It left readers and critics alike eager to hear more about Frank McCourt’s incredible, poignant life.
’Tis is the story of Frank’s American journey from impoverished immigrant with rotten teeth, infected eyes and no formal education to brilliant raconteur and schoolteacher. Saved first by a straying priest, then by the Democratic party, then by the United States Army, then by New York University – which admitted him on a trial basis though he had no high school diploma – Frank had the same vulnerable but invincible spirit at nineteen that he had at eight and still has today. And ‘Tis is a tale of survival as vivid, harrowing, and often hilarious as Angela’s Ashes. Yet again, it is through the power of storytelling that Frank finds a life for himself. ‘It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he’s done…McCourt proves himself one of the very best’ (Newsweek). ‘Tis blesses readers with another chapter of McCourt’s story, but as it closes, they will want still more.
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frank mccourt has published just one book, Angela’s Ashes. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it has sold 1.8 million copies in its Flamingo editions alone and tens of millions worldwide. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.Dalla quarta di copertina:
"''Tis' feels like a friend, telling the tales of his life over a pint, with charm and humour, economy and pace. There is a sense of loss when you have to close the pages and sleep, or go on to other things. McCourt is a masterful writer… All who read 'Angela's Ashes' will read ''Tis'. They will love it, and so did I."
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Few will be able to resist this pacey and fluent sequel… In post-war New York, McCourt moves through work as a longshoreman, a spell in the army, to night-school, to become a creative-writing teacher encouraging kids to write about what you know" – the same policy that has led him to belated international celebrity… McCourt's gift lies not simply in having lived through interesting times, but in having developed his skills as editor and narrator to produce two fine, funny and moving slices of a past that is not simply Ireland's, but everyone's."
"Every page contains an unforced laugh… The gloom is indivisible from moments of great joy and compassion – the sound of jazz pouring form a club, the comforting arm of a fellow worker – which McCourt is able to express in his fresh and supple prose. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, McCourt has the power to transform even the saddest recollections into sentences of great beauty, and in that beauty lies the possibility of salvation."
MAIL ON SUNDAY
"Full of the narrative brio, the fierce sympathy for human tic and torment, the intuitive feel for character and above all the love of language that made 'Angela's Ashes' such a success."
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Descrizione libro Flamingo. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0006551815 FAST + RELIABLE + GUARANTEED to be happily shipped within 24 hours of receiving your order!. Codice libro della libreria BX15-4270
Descrizione libro Flamingo, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0006551815
Descrizione libro Flamingo, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110006551815