The Resource Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir
Title
Angela's ashes : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frank McCourt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1930s and 1940s, describing his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling; the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, including the loss of three children; and his early experiences in the Catholic church, and balances painful memories with humor
Title
Angela's ashes
Creator
Summary
Born in depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants, Frank McCourt experienced a childhood fraught with poverty and occasional cruelty. McCourt recounts his miserable existence with remarkable exuberance and remarkable forgiveness
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Trade, 1997.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
Biography type
collective biography
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044075
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
929/.2/0899162073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1110
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E184.I6
LC item number
.M117 1996
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1110
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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Frank McCourt
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Angelas ashes
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Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt
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Content type code
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Control code
9019312
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780684874357
Lccn
96005335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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System control number
(OCoLC)ocm34284265

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