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  • Paperback
  • 376 pages
  • Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
  • Frank McCourt
  • Portuguese
  • 06 September 2017
  • 9789722322386

About the Author: Frank McCourt

Pulitzer Prize 1997 and National Book Critics Circle Award 1996 for his memoir Angela s Ashes 1996 , which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick He is also the author of Tis 1999 , which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America Teacher Man 2005 , detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.He died Sunday, July 19, 2009 of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer He was 78.

10 thoughts on “Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

  1. says:

    Before I get too deep into my review, let me just say this Angela s Ashes is one of the most depressing books I have ever read That said, it is also fascinating, heartbreaking, searingly honest narration told in the face of extreme poverty and alcoholism This absolutely entrancing memoir follows an Irish American Irish American on this later boy who comes of age during the Depression and the War years in a country gripped in the stranglehold of the Catholic Church, tradition, rampant poverty and unemployment, and the seemingly ubiquitous curse of the Irish alcohol.Young Frank McCourt is born in American barely five months after his parents were wed Naturally, he will ask later about the math His father squanders the family s wages at the pubs and soon the family with new children seeming to drop on a regular basis moves back to Ireland Frank and his family move from slum to slum as his father drifts aimlessly from one job to the next and from one pub to the next, coming home at midnight to rouse his boys from bed, making them promise to die for Ireland Everywhere for Frank is misery at school, at home, in the weather, in the dreary conditions of Limerick, and in a fiercly pious populace Forced to be a man long before most kids even have a paper route, Frank is soon working to supplement whatever his mother can get handed from the government or begging while his father is off working and drinking in England s wartime industries Fra...

  2. says:

    What, did NO one find this book funny except me I must be really perverse.Although the account of Frank s bad eyes was almost physically painful to read, the rest of the story didn t seem too odd or sad or overdone to me My dad s family were immigrants his father died young of cirrhosis of the liver, leaving my grandmother to raise her six living children of a total of 13 on a cleaning woman s pay So Life was hard They weren t Irish and they lived in New York, but when you hear that your dad occasionally trapped pigeons and roasted them to eat, you develop a certain, er, resistance to tales of woe They worked hard and did the best they could And in between, life could be really, really funny That s how I ...

  3. says:

    I read his book, then I got to know him, and rarely will you find as similar a voice between the man and the writer as in this memoir A tragic gem of a childhood story.

  4. says:

    I think I read Angela s Ashes by Frank McCourt initially when the book was first published In high school at the time, my mother and I shared books I was introduced to all of her favorite authors that way and most of these authors I still read now One author who was new to both of us at the time was New York school teacher Frank McCourt who published a memoir of his life growing up in Brooklyn and Limerick, Ireland As with most books from that era, I had vague recollections because I spent the next twenty years finishing high school and college and raising a family Books I read in high school were not at the forefront of my mind Since my youngest daughter transitioned to a full school day three years ago, I have gone back and read all of those forgotten to me books from high school through adult eyes The experience has been for the most part positive with only a few books that stand out as disliking With my ongoing lifetime Pulitzer challenge focusing on nonfiction winners this year, I decided to finally turn my attention back to A...

  5. says:

    But the worst offender of the last twenty years has to be the uniquely meretricious drivel that constitutes Angela s Ashes Dishonest at every level, slimeball McCourt managed to parlay his mawkish maunderings to commercial success, presumably because the particular assortment of rainsodden cliches hawked in the book not only dovetails beautifully with the stereotypes lodged in the brain of every American of Irish descent, but also panders to the lummoxes collective need to feel superior because they have managed to transcend their primitive, bog soaked origins, escaping the grinding poverty imagined in the book, to achieve what Spiritual fulfilment in the split level comfort of a Long Island ranch home And Frankie the pimp misses not a beat, tailoring his mendacity to warp the portrayal of reality in just the way his audience likes No native Irish reader, myself included, has anything but the deepest contempt for this particular exercise in...

  6. says:

    Angela s Ashes a memoir of a childhood, Frank McCourtAngela s Ashes A Memoir is a 1996 memoir by the Irish American author Frank McCourt, with various anecdotes and stories of his childhood It details his very early childhood in Brooklyn, New York, but focuses primarily on his life in Limerick, Ireland It also includes his struggles with poverty a...

  7. says:

    There once was a lad reared in Limerick,Quite literally without a bone to pick.His da used scant earningsTo slake liquid yearnings In American parlance a dick.To get past a father who drankIn a place that was dismal and dank,He wrote not in rhymes,But of those shite times...

  8. says:

    If you had the luck of the Irish You d be sorry and wish you was dead If you had the luck of the Irish Then you d wish you was English instead How can ONE book be so WONDERFUL and so HORRIBLE at the same time I have no idea But this book is both Big time It s difficult to imagine anything worse than a childhood crushed under the oppressive conditions of abject poverty, relentless filth and unmitigated suffering The childhood described in this book is the worst I ve ever encountered The lucky children suffer injuries or illnesses that due to poverty go untreated and result in death The rest suffer miserable existences Actually, suffer and miserable are not adequate to describe the experience The children in Angela s Ashes would have traded their lives for a life of merely suffering a miserable childhood in a heartbeat.And yet, somehow, Frank McCourt achieves a brilliant feat in this book He tells a horrific story that ca...

  9. says:

    This autobiographical book about Frank McCourt s childhood is so lyrical and well written that I fell in love with it by the time I was on the second page And then it seriously took my heart and ripped it into little shreds and stomped on the remains.When I read Angela s Ashes my children were really young, about the ages of Frank and his siblings at the start of the book I found the story of their neglect filled childhood in New York and Ireland with a helpless mother and an alcoholic father who spends his odd paychecks, as well as their welfare payments, in the pubs and lets his family starve and children die so harrowing that I literally shoved the book under my bed after I d read about a hundred pages and tried to forget what I d read It was at least a couple of months before I could bring myself to pull it back out again and finish it Life got better for Frank McCourt as he got older, and I managed to finish the book without tears, but it s that heartwrenching first par...

  10. says:

    Quite different from other memoirs I read especially the brand of memoir that s been coming out in the last few years Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes tells of the author s poverty stricken childhood in Ireland in the early 20th century It s told from the first person present perspective, which doesn t allow for as much mature reflection, but it does create a very immediate immersive atmosphere And speaking of atmosphere, McCourt writes so descriptively and which such skill that you can really picture everything he s talking about It s incredibly well written, with a Joycean stream of consciousness that again contributes to the immersive quality of the story I d recommend taking your time with this one, not only because it s depressive nature is a b...

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