[epub pdf] Angela's Ashes Author Frank McCourt – Intimatenights.co.uk

Angela's Ashes Imbued on every page with Frank McCourt s astounding humor and compassion This is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic 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 Pulitzer Prize winning 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

10 thoughts on “Angela's Ashes

  1. Eric Althoff Eric Althoff 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 an

  2. Gail Gail 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 immig

  3. Mitch Albom Mitch Albom 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. Brina Brina 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 autho

  5. David David 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 particu

  6. Steve Steve 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

  7. George Bradford George Bradford 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

  8. Maxwell Maxwell 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 pe

  9. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ 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 c

  10. Annet Annet says:

    Impressive readyears ago already Updating my library.

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