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Riassunto: Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop.
As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in an anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author.
Sinossi: 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.
Titolo: Down These Mean Streets
Casa editrice: Knopf
Data di pubblicazione: 1967
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Knopf, New York, 1967. hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. [1st ed.]. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89597831
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2702805130
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97803944215755.0
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Good hardcover, no DJ. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear. Bindings tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Codice libro della libreria 91612160083
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2728510479
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803944215753.0
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1967. Hardcover. Brief gift inscription else fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a tiny tear on the top edge of the rear flap. An especially nice copy of this acclaimed memoir of growing up hard in Spanish Harlem. Codice libro della libreria 36406
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020394421574
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110394421574
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. First edition. 333 p. Very Good in Good+ jacket. Former owners' names on paste down, spine slightly cocked, a bit of rubbing/soiling to cloth. Dust jacket unclipped, head torn at edges, small pen mark on front panel, sticker mark near foot, edge wear. The author's first book, an account of growing up in Spanish Harlem. Codice libro della libreria 150228003