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18 books of Frank McCourt

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. , imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, . . .

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"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 . . .

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.
And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country,­" and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding.
When Frank . . .

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country,­" and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the . . .

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Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-­six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came 'Tis, his glorious account of his early years in New York.
Now, here at last, is McCourt's long-­awaited book about how his thirty-­year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments (he instructs one class to write "An Excuse Note from Adam or Eve to God"), singalongs (featuring recipe ingredients as lyrics), and field trips (imagine taking twenty-­nine rowdy girls to a movie in Times . . .

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Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-­six, he burst onto the literary scene with the Pulitzer Prize -- winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came his glorious account of his early years in New York. Now, here at last, is McCourt's long-­awaited book about how his thirty-­year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments (he instructs one class to write "An Excuse Note from Adam or Eve to God"), singalongs (featuring recipe ingredients as lyrics), and field trips (imagine taking twenty-­nine rowdy girls to a movie in Times Square!­). McCourt struggles to find . . .

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En este libro, Frank McCourt narra sus experiencias como inmigrante, cuando, a los diecinueve años, cumpliendo un sueño largamente alimentado, llega a Nueva York. Durante su primer trabajo en un hotel entra muy pronto en contacto con las estrictas jerarquías de una sociedad «supuestamente» sin clases sociales. Más tarde, tras superar toda clase de obstáculos, tiene por fin la oportunidad de acceder a la Universidad de Nueva York, donde completará sus estudios, abandonados a los catorce años, y se preparará para su futuro trabajo como profesor.­Frank McCourt nos obsequia con unos extraordinarios capítulos de su vida adulta y con unas memorables lecciones de humanidad y de supervivencia, en el mismo tono entrañable y lleno de humor con el que consiguió cautivar a millones de lectores en Las cenizas de Ángela.

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