McCourt grew up in poverty with his family in Limerick, Ireland.
It is hard to understand the kind of poverty that drove so many immigrants to this country. This book recalls the Northern Ireland childhood of the author and is the story of his family and their survival. An amazing story that is, in a way, the story of many of our grandparents who came here to find a better life not only for themselves but their decendants- us.
If you are not grateful, you will be after reading this book. Marci and Duane S. It details life in Ireland, in the poorest sections of town, most of the time in gruesome and honest detail. I'm glad I read it, but it's not for everyone.
It deals with severe alcoholism, emotional and physical neglect of infants and children; and basically"man's inhumanity towards man". I saw it when I did the search option, and thought it sounded good, and it is now one of my top favorite books of all time.
What a great book, and now that I have it, I don't know if I will part with my copy or not. To think that "modern" times can still have such challenges as the characters in this book were faced with is hard to think about.
However, McCort's written voice heck, you can almost hear the broge while reading it and the written tone is light in many places, and the missunderstandings and misshaps caused by such utter "ignorance" of the time and place are often hysterical. What he allowed to happen to his family, because of his own weaknesses, was unforgiveable, and Frank's hopeful attempts to see the best when his father would come 'round again were heartbreaking.
You see his mother Angelafather, and siblings live a very hard and tumultuous life. Frank McCourt's writing style is very unique But, also very colorful You will laugh out loud at times and feel like crying at others.
The book ends with great hope, as he heads to New York to begin his adult life there.
The next book, 'Tis, continues the story. McCourth does an excellent job of narrating this memoir with a fresh, uncynical voice. It almost feels like he is the child telling the story instead of a grown man looking back--although it is not childishly written.
Much much better than the movie. Some parts of this will make you laugh out loud. I did not enjoy the book and often had to force myself to continue through it but I do admire the author for eventually overcoming the extreme odds stacked against him at a young age.
It turns out that prospects weren't so great back in the old country either--not with Malachy for a father.
A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based.
Mix in abject poverty and frequent death and illness and you have all the makings of a truly difficult early life. Fortunately, in McCourt's able hands it also has all the makings for a compelling memoir Allison M.
I stayed up reading it all night until I finished. The audiobook is just as wonderful. This audiobook is read by the author who has a lovely Irish accent. You will not be disappointed in this one. Great for long car trips, Frank McCourt will make the time fly by with the story of his childhood.
You may cry at times, and you will definitely laugh. Truly a person who worked hard and was able to achieve the American dream. Books can be a little gritty for those who are used to mainstream, happy books but they will move you. I am a jaded reader and it takes alot to touch me and I have loved everyone of his books Bonnie P.
A true story written by the author but using the point of view he had as a child growing up in extremely tough times.The novel I will critique and look more closely into that in order to survive these times, one needs a sense of humor, a sense of God, and a pint of alcohol.
In Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt both alcoholism and A character study of Malachy McCourt from . Angela's Ashes A Memoir of a Childhood By Frank McCourt This book is dedicated to my brothers, Malachy, Michael, Alphonsus.
I learn from you, I admire you and I love you. A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s This is a small hymn to an exaltation of women. R'lene Dahlberg fanned the embers.
"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
Angela's Ashes - A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt Published by Harper Collins, Frank McCourt created a new genre of memoir when he wrote this book and its sequel ''Tis'. Directed by Thom Sutherland, with music and lyrics by Adam Howell and book by Paul Hurt, the production is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Frank McCourt.
Described by The New York Times as a “stunning memoir”, back in the publication of Frank McCourt’s ANGELA’S ASHES caused a literary sensation. The book climbed quickly to the top of that newspaper’s Bestseller lists .
McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes In Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes will be 20 years old, but it is still as fresh as it was when first published. After retiring from teaching in America McCourt began sorting his memoirs of childhood poverty in Limerick in the early Twentieth yunusemremert.coms: