Daydreams and Nightmares Reflections of a Harlem Childhood

Heftet / 1998 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781412812559
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Transaction Publishers
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
178
Vekt
320 gr
Høyde
254 mm
Bredde
178 mm
Tykkelse
9 mm
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Daydreams and Nightmares Reflections of a Harlem Childhood

Heftet / 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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-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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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9781412812559
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Transaction Publishers
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
178
Vekt
320 gr
Høyde
254 mm
Bredde
178 mm
Tykkelse
9 mm
Se alle