The Resource Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir
Title
Angela's ashes
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frank McCourt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four ... 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 memoir of Frank McCourt, raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood and early experiences in the Catholic church, and describes his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling, as well as the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, balancing painful memories with humor
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1997.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Frank
Dewey number
  • 929/.2/0899162073
  • 929.209415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.I6
LC item number
M117 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt family
  • McCourt, Frank
  • McCourt family
  • McCourt, Frank
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Families
  • Irish Americans
  • Biography as Topic
  • Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
  • Ireland
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0641/96005335-s.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel: 'Tis
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780684842677
Lccn
96005335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3058247
  • (OCoLC)34284265
  • (OCoLC)ocm34284265
  • 76947
  • 3058247
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0641/96005335-s.html
Publication
Note
Sequel: 'Tis
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780684842677
Lccn
96005335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3058247
  • (OCoLC)34284265
  • (OCoLC)ocm34284265
  • 76947
  • 3058247

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