A third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and ‘‘Tis’. In ‘Teacher Man’, Frank McCourt details his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City.Frank McCourt arrived in New York as a young, impoverished and idealistic Irish boy – but who crucially had an American passport, having been born in Brooklyn. He didn't know what he wanted except to stop being hungry and to better himself. On the subway he watched students carrying books. He saw how they read and underlined and wrote things in the margin and he liked the look of this very much. He joined the New York Public Library and every night when he came back from his hotel work he would sit up reading the great novels.Building his confidence and his determination, he talked his way into NYU and gained a literature degree and so began a teaching career that was to last thirty years, working in New York’s public high schools. Frank estimates that he probably taught 12,000 children during this time and it is on this relationship between teacher and student that he reflects in ‘Teacher Man’, the third in his series of memoirs.The New York high school is a restless, noisy and unpredictable place and Frank believes that it was his attempts to control and cajole these thousands of children into learning and achieving something for themselves that turned him into a writer. At least once a day someone would put up their hand and shout ‘Mr. McCourt, Mr. McCourt, tell us about Ireland, tell us about how poor you were...’ Through sharing his own life with these kids he learnt the power of narrative storytelling, and out of the invaluable experience of holding 12,000 people’s attention came ‘Angela’s Ashes’.
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PRAISE FOR ANGELA'S ASHES: 'An astonishing book ! completely mesmerising -- you can open it almost at random and find writing to make you gasp.' Independent PRAISE FOR 'TIS: 'Few will be able to resist this pacey and fluent sequel... McCourt's gift lies not simply in having lived through interesting times, but in having developed his skills as an editor and narrator to produce two fine, funny and moving slices of a past that is not simply Ireland's, but everyone's.' Guardian PRAISE FOR ANGELA'S ASHES: 'Brilliant and seductive.' THOMAS KENEALLY, author of Schindler's List 'Writing in prose that's pictorial and tactile, lyrical but streetwise, Mr McCourt does for the town of Limerick what the young Joyce did for Dublin: he conjures the place for us with such intimacy that we feel we've walked its streets and crawled its pubs.' New York Times PRAISE FOR 'TIS: "Tis is a work of great charm and power, perhaps even more so than its predecessor.' Mail on SundayCríticas:
‘McCourt’s gift for mellifluous storytelling means that his tales
of jubilation and disillusionment never disappoint.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Warm, anecdotal, life-affirming stuff.’ Sunday Times
‘McCourt says teachers are undervalued but maybe if there were more like him the complaint wouldn't arise.’ Mail on Sunday
PRAISE FOR ANGELA’S ASHES:
‘Brilliant and seductive.’
THOMAS KENEALLY, author of Schindler’s List
‘Writing in prose that’s pictorial and tactile, lyrical but streetwise, Mr McCourt does for the town of Limerick what the young Joyce did for Dublin: he conjures the place for us with such intimacy that we feel we’ve walked its streets and crawled its pubs.’ New York Times
PRAISE FOR ‘TIS:
‘’Tis is a work of great charm and power, perhaps even more so than its predecessor.’ Mail on Sunday
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Descripción Scribner, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0007173989
Descripción FOURTH ESTATE, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110007173989
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