Die Asche meiner Mutter

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800092093

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Page: 799

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Der autobiographische Roman erzählt in ergreifenden und grotesk-komischen Szenen vom verzweifelten Kampf eines irischen Jungen, dem sozialen Elend seiner Familie in den 1930er- und 40er-Jahren zu entfliehen.


Die Asche meiner Mutter

irische Erinnerungen

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, GmbH

ISBN: 9783442723072

Category: Irish Americans

Page: 539

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Der autobiographische Roman erzählt in ergreifenden und grotesk-komischen Szenen vom verzweifelten Kampf eines irischen Jungen, dem sozialen Elend seiner Familie in den 30er und 40er Jahren zu entfliehen.

Angela's Ashes

A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684864839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “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 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. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Angela's Ashes

Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904720447

Category: Children

Page: 88

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Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Tis

A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684845241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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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 returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Tag und Nacht und auch im Sommer

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641118670

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jahre als Lehrer Dreißig Jahre lang hat Frank McCourt, der Amerikaner mit der unglücklichen irischen katholischen Kindheit, in New Yorker Schulen unterrichtet. Jetzt erzählt er, was er von seinen insgesamt zwölftausend Schülern gelernt hat – als Lehrer, als Geschichtenerzähler, als Schriftsteller. Ein Buch, wie man es liebt, aber selten findet: voll Witz und Charme, voll Verzweiflung, Ironie und Lebensweisheit.

Angela's Ashes

A Memoir of a Childhood

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9780006510345

Category: Ireland

Page: 426

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Special edition of the bestselling classic, to tie-in with the release of Alan Parker’s major new film of Angela’s Ashes

Angela's Ashes and 'Tis

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780743204019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Stimme(n) im Text

Narratologische Positionsbestimmungen

Author: Andreas Blödorn,Daniela Langer,Michael Scheffel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110199955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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The volume sounds out the methodological potential of the central narratological category of ‘voice’ in its relation to ‘person’ and specifies this category principally against the background of Genette and Bachtin. In addition to papers with a theoretical orientation, there are also case studies, which are always linked with more general methodological concerns.

Las Cenizas de Angela

Titulo original Angela`s Ashes. A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Editorial Norma

ISBN: 9789580479444

Category:

Page: 407

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Teacher Man

A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743243773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.

Lo es (Tis)

Una memoria (A Memoir)

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743204239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The millions of readers who loved Frank McCourt's remarkable memoir, Angela's Ashes, also love 'Tis: the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant raconteur and school-teacher. Saved first by a straying priest, then by the Democratic party, the United States Army, New York University, Frank demonstrates the same vulnerable yet invincible spirit at nineteen that he had at age eight...and still has today. 'Tis is a tale of survival as vivid, harrowing, and often hilarious as Angela's Ashes.

Las Cenizas de Angela (Angela's Ashes)

Una Memoria

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684859335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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En cada pagina abunda el incomparable sentido del humor y la compasion de Frank McCourt. Con todas las cualidades de una obra clasica, "Las cenizas de Angela" esta ahora disponible en edicion rustica en espanol. Esta autobiografia ganadora del Premio Pulitzer y de gran exito de ventas internatcional trasciende las fronteras culturales y linguisticas con su narracion sobre la infancia, la pobreza y las relaciones familiares.

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Back to the Present, Forward to the Past

Irish Writing and History Since 1798

Author: International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Conference

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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The island of Ireland, north and south, has produced a great diversity of writing in both English and Irish for hundreds of years, often using the memories embodied in its competing views of history as a fruitful source of literary inspiration. Placing Irish literature in an international context, these two volumes explore the connection between Irish history and literature, in particular the Rebellion of 1798, in a more comprehensive, diverse and multi-faceted way than has often been the case in the past. The fifty-three authors bring their national and personal viewpoints as well as their critical judgements to bear on Irish literature in these stimulating articles. The contributions also deal with topics such as Gothic literature, ideology, and identity, as well as gender issues, connections with the other arts, regional Irish literature, in particular that of the city of Limerick, translations, the works of Joyce, and comparisons with the literature of other nations. The contributors are all members of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures). Back to the Present: Forward to the Past. Irish Writing and History since 1798 will be of interest to both literary scholars and professional historians, but also to the general student of Irish writing and Irish culture.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

A Monk Swimming

A Memoir

Author: Malachy McCourt

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Slapped with a libel suit after an appearance on a talk show, Malachy McCourt crows, "If they could only see me now in the slums of Limerick, a big shot, sued for a million. Bejesus, isn't America a great and wonderful country?" His older brother Frank's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela's Ashes, took its somber tone from the bleak atmosphere of those slums, while Malachy's boisterous recollections are fueled by his zestful appreciation for the opportunities and oddities of his native land. He and Frank were born in Brooklyn, moved with their parents to Ireland as children, then returned to the States as adults. This book covers the decade 1952-63, when Malachy roistered across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, but spent most of his time in New York City. There his ready wit and quick tongue won him an acting job with the Irish Players, a semiregular stint on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar, and friendships with some well-heeled, well-born types who shared his fondness for saloon life and bankrolled him in an East Side saloon that may have been the first singles bar. He chronicles those events--and many others--with back-slapping bonhomie. Although McCourt acknowledges the personal demons that pursued him from his poverty-stricken childhood and destroyed his first marriage, this is on the whole an exuberant autobiography that pays tribute to the joys of a freewheeling life.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416579199

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When my mother, Angela, was six years old, she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib at St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where she lived.... * * * * Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes is a modern classic. Now he has written a captivating Christmas story about Angela as a child -- often cold and hungry herself -- compelled to rescue the Baby Jesus and take him home. This story is pure McCourt -- genuine, irreverent and moving. It is elegantly illustrated by two-time Golden Kite Award winner Loren Long and is the perfect Christmas story for all ages.