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Frank McCourt (1930–2009)

Autor(a) de Angela's Ashes

34+ Works 36,363 Membros 535 Reviews 64 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes (1996) 21,842 cópias
'Tis: A Memoir (1999) 7,944 cópias
Teacher Man (2005) 4,876 cópias
Angela's Ashes / 'Tis (1999) 938 cópias
Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007) 432 cópias
Angela's Ashes [1999 film] (1997) — Original book — 199 cópias
Angela's Ashes [abridged] (1997) 25 cópias
A Couple of Blaguards (2011) 11 cópias
Life: The American Immigrant: An Illustrated History (2004) — Prefácio — 7 cópias
Teacher Man (Level 4, RLA) (2008) 6 cópias
'Tis: A Memoir [abridged] (2009) 5 cópias

Associated Works

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições15,655 cópias
Yeats Is Dead! (2001) — Contribuinte — 411 cópias
Brotherhood (2002) — Prefácio — 66 cópias
An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (2007) — Prefácio — 44 cópias
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Prefácio — 14 cópias

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Memoir of his childhood in Ireland
 
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bentstoker | outras 336 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Memoir of his teaching years in NYC
 
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bentstoker | outras 89 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Tough story. I made it about halfway through. Things just seemed to be getting worse and worse.
 
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BookListener | outras 336 resenhas | Jan 18, 2024 |
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.
 
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rpnrch | outras 89 resenhas | Oct 22, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
34
Also by
8
Membros
36,363
Popularidade
#508
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
535
ISBNs
391
Idiomas
24
Favorito
64

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