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Frank McCourt (1930–2009)

Forfatter af Angelas aske : erindringsroman

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Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 13, 1930 to Irish immigrant parents. When he was four, his family moved back to Ireland. His father abandoned the family to a life of poverty. He attended school until the age of 14, at which point he was forced to drop out to help support the vis mere family. In 1949, he returned to the United States, where he worked odd jobs until being drafted into the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Using the GI Bill, he received a degree in English and education from New York University. He worked at several high schools throughout New York City including McKee Vocational and Technical High School, Seward Park High School, and Stuyvesant High School. During this time, he would occasionally write articles for newspapers and magazines. He retired from teaching in 1994. His first memoir, Angela's Ashes, was published in 1996. It won the National Book Critics Circle award in 1996 and the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. His other memoirs included 'Tis and Teacherman. He died on July 19, 2009 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Frank McCourt

Angelas aske : erindringsroman (1996) 21,589 eksemplarer
Lykkens land (1999) 7,800 eksemplarer
Teacher Man (2005) 4,794 eksemplarer
Angela's Ashes / 'Tis (1999) 774 eksemplarer
Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007) 404 eksemplarer
Angela's Ashes [1999 film] (1997) — Original book — 173 eksemplarer
Angela's Ashes [abridged] (1997) 25 eksemplarer
A Couple of Blaguards (2011) 11 eksemplarer
Life: The American Immigrant: An Illustrated History (2004) — Forord — 7 eksemplarer
Teacher Man (Level 4, RLA) (2008) 6 eksemplarer
'Tis: A Memoir [abridged] (2009) 5 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003) — Forord, nogle udgaver15,435 eksemplarer
Yeats Is Dead! (2001) — Bidragyder — 409 eksemplarer
Brotherhood (2002) — Forord — 65 eksemplarer
An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (2007) — Forord — 43 eksemplarer
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Forord — 13 eksemplarer

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This book put me in a time and place, and I could smell the class room that Mr. McCourt taught in. He reminds us that the best we can do is to reach the next generation in line. He wasn't always a perfect teacher, nor a perfect man, but he did his best.

read this after Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. Loved them all. His is a distinctive voice.
rpnrch | 88 andre anmeldelser | Oct 22, 2023 |
Set during the Great Depression in the 1930's-40's, where Frank lived in New York with his parents (Angela and Malachy) and four younger siblings: Malachy, Oliver, Eugene and Margret, who died shortly after her birth. The family was struggling to survive and ended up having to move back to Ireland. I boo-hooed through the whole book. This man can sure write a story!
MissysBookshelf | 12 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |
The sequel to Angela's Ashes. A really good read but doesn't quite measure up to the first book, which, literally, blew me away.
MissysBookshelf | 75 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |
Oh my. My love for nonfiction begins in earnest. And now I understand a bit of my own father's experience growing up in Northern Ireland at about the same time.
rebwaring | 12 andre anmeldelser | Aug 14, 2023 |



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