Daydreams and Nightmares Reflections of a Harlem Childhood

Innbundet / 1998 / Engelsk

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9781560005100
Publisert
1998
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Transaction Publishers
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01, G
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Product language
Engelsk
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Innbundet
Sider
160
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240 mm
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Daydreams and Nightmares Reflections of a Harlem Childhood

Innbundet / 1998 / Engelsk
This is the hard-edged true story of the making of a renowned sociologist. It is even more the story of a boy hustling to survive. A single playlet in the larger drama of American transformation, this candid memoir recounts the intensely personal story of a tormented youth spent in a ghetto within a ghetto: a small remnant community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants residing in predominantly black Harlem, eking out a marginal existence. The painful details of a boy's overcoming alienation and isolation in a hostile place and in an unloving family are finely drawn. This fascinating but sad memoir is somehow astonishingly uplifting: the sense of strength, self-reliance, and a life formed from movie houses, the Apollo Theater in its heyday, the Polo Grounds, Central Park, and the streets of Harlem is a lesson in the resilience of both the individual and America.
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Originally published: Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.
-Irving Louis Horowitz has given us a powerful portrait of the shaping of raw materials to the make of an adolescent . . . [T]his is a hard-edged personal history . . . The memoir is sentimental without being sentimentalized; it is touching without being treacly.- --Raymond W. Mack, Social Forces "Irving Louis Horowitz has given us a powerful portrait of the shaping of raw materials to the make of an adolescent . . . [T]his is a hard-edged personal history . . . The memoir is sentimental without being sentimentalized; it is touching without being treacly." --Raymond W. Mack, Social Forces "Irving Louis Horowitz has given us a powerful portrait of the shaping of raw materials to the make of an adolescent . . . [T]his is a hard-edged personal history . . . The memoir is sentimental without being sentimentalized; it is touching without being treacly." --Raymond W. Mack, Social Forces"Irving Louis Horowitz has given us a powerful portrait of the shaping of raw materials to the make of an adolescent . . . [T]his is a hard-edged personal history . . . The memoir is sentimental without being sentimentalized; it is touching without being treacly." --Raymond W. Mack, Social Forces
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Irving Louis Horowitz (1929-2012) was Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He was the founder and served as chairman of the board and editorial director of Transaction Publishers.
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ISBN13
9781560005100
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Transaction Publishers
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
160
Høyde
240 mm
Se alle