Born to Jewish immigrant parents living in the notorious Gorbals of Glasgow, Ralph Glasser vividly recounts his hardships and childhood troubles. His story is poignantly and intelligently told, avoiding the temptations of bitterness and nostalgia, and reveals an evocative and deeply powerful portrait of life in the Gorbals. Moving from his early years, through a brief education and time working in a barber's shop and a clothes factory, Glasser's tragic tale ends in triumph with his acceptance into Oxford - a lasting testimony to the dedication and commitment of a very talented man.
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Ralph Glasser spent his childhood and adolescent in the Old Gorbals of Glasgow. After years of night study he won a scholarship to Oxford. A psychologist and economist, he was concerned for many years with development problems, mainly in the Third World, campaigning against the destruction of traditional communities.Review:
"'... a classic... he caught both the people and the place... and there are passages which stand comparison with Zola and Gorky. The Observer"
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Descripción Pan Books, 1987. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 330300105
Descripción Pan Books, 1987. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0330300105