by Frank McCourt | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by taniazed on 11/8/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by taniazed on Thursday, November 8, 2007
'In post-war New York, McCourt moves through work as a longshoreman, a spell in the army, to night-school, to become a creative-writing teacher encouraging kids to "write about what you know" - the same policy that has led him to belated international celebrity... McCourt's gift lies not simply in having lived through interesting times, but in having developed his skills as editor and narrator to produce two fine, funny and moving slices of a past that is not simply Ireland's, but everyone's.' - Guardian

'Every page contains an unforced laugh... The gloom is indivisible from the moments of great joy and compassion - the sound of jazz pouring from a club, the comforting arm of a fellow worker - which McCourt is able to express in his fresh and supple prose. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, McCourt has the power to transform even the saddest recollections into sentences of great beauty, and in that beauty lies the possibility of salvation' - Mail on Sunday

Journal Entry 2 by taniazed on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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