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Down These Mean Streets

Thomas, Piri

Editore: Knopf, 1967
ISBN 10: 0394421574 / ISBN 13: 9780394421575
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Titolo: Down These Mean Streets

Casa editrice: Knopf

Data di pubblicazione: 1967

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Riassunto: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts.

Recensione: The 30th anniversary edition of this classic memoir about growing up in Spanish Harlem includes an afterword reminding us that its streets are even meaner now, thanks to crack cocaine and the dismantling of government poverty programs. As a dark-skinned Puerto Rican, born in 1928, Piri Thomas faced with painful immediacy the absurd contradictions of America's racial attitudes (among people of all colors) in a time of wrenching social change. Three decades have not dimmed the luster of his jazzy prose, rich in Hispanic rhythms and beat-generation slang.

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