Imbued On Every Page With Frank McCourt S Astounding Humor And Compassion This Is A Glorious Book That Bears All The Marks Of A Classic 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 Pulitzer Prize Winning 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 Perhaps It Is Story That Accounts For Frank S Survival Wearing Rags For Diapers, Begging A Pig S Head For Christmas Dinner And Gathering Coal From The Roadside To Light A Fire, Frank Endures Poverty, Near Starvation And The Casual Cruelty Of Relatives And Neighbors Yet Lives To Tell His Tale With Eloquence, Exuberance And Remarkable Forgiveness Angela S Ashes, Imbued On Every Page With Frank McCourt S Astounding Humor And Compassion, Is A Glorious Book That Bears All The Marks Of A Classic
Pulitzer Prize 1997 and National Book Critics Circle Award 1996 for his memoir Angela s Ashes 1996 , which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick He is also the author of Tis 1999 , which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America Teacher Man 2005 , detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.He died Sunday, July 19, 2009 of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer He was 78.
- 452 pages
- Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
- Frank McCourt
- 09 April 2019 Frank McCourt