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The Resource Lasting city : the anatomy of nostalgia, James McCourt

Lasting city : the anatomy of nostalgia, James McCourt

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Lasting city : the anatomy of nostalgia
Title
Lasting city
Title remainder
the anatomy of nostalgia
Statement of responsibility
James McCourt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Enjoined by his dying mother to "tell everything," James McCourt was liberated by this deathbed wish to do just that. The result is Lasting City, a gripping, uniquely McCourt invention: an operatic recollection that braids a nostalgic portrait of old-Irish New York with a boy{u2019}s funny, gutter-snipe precocity and hardly innocent coming-of-age in the 1940s and '50s. A literary outlaw in the poetic tradition of Verlaine and Baudelaire, McCourt tells his own story, his mother's, his family's, and that of a lost New York, the lasting city. While ostensibly an account of the author's first seven years, Lasting City expands into a philosophical exploration of memory, perhaps as daring a statement on perception as anything since Faulkner{u2014}a kaleidoscopic unraveling of time
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Title
Lasting city
Creator
Summary
The author reminisces about growing up in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, describing games of chicken on the Long Island railroad tracks, steam calliopes in Central Park, and losing his mother
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10225593
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3448
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the anatomy of nostalgia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
the anatomy of nostalgia
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James McCourt
Lasting city : the anatomy of nostalgia, James McCourt

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