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The Resource 'Tis : a memoir, Frank McCourt

'Tis : a memoir, Frank McCourt

Label
'Tis : a memoir
Title
'Tis
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frank McCourt
Title variation
  • It is
  • is
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Frank McCourt continues his life story in the brilliant, bestselling sequel to the million-selling 'Angela's Ashes'. Angela's Ashes' was a publishing phenomenon
  • Frank McCourt continues his life story in the brilliant, bestselling sequel to the million-selling 'Angela's Ashes'. 'Angela's Ashes' was a publishing phenomenon. Frank McCourt's critically-acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his Limerick childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award amongst others, and rapidly became a word-of-mouth bestseller topping all charts worldwide for over two years. It left readers and critics alike eager to hear more about Frank McCourt's incredible, poignant life. "Tis' is the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant with rotten teeth, infected eyes and no formal education to brilliant raconteur and schoolteacher. Saved first by a straying priest, then by the Democratic party, then by the United States Army, then by New York University - which admitted him on a trial basis though he had no high school diploma - Frank had the same vulnerable but invincible spirit at nineteen that he had at eight and still has today. And "Tis' is a tale of survival as vivid, harrowing, and hilarious as Angela's Ashes. Yet again, it is through the power of storytelling that Frank finds a life for himself. 'It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he's done. McCourt proves himself one of the very best' (Newsweek). 'With 'Tis', McCourt blesses his readers with another chapter of his story, but as it closes, they will want still more
Summary
A sequel to Angela's Ashes picks up the sometimes harrowing tale of McCourt's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to America, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
autobiography
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157728
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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McCourt, Frank
Dewey number
  • 974.7100491620092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt, Frank
  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
'Tis : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London: Flamingo, 1999
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040365329
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
495 p.
Isbn
9780007205240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61733269
Label
'Tis : a memoir, Frank McCourt
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London: Flamingo, 1999
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040365329
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
495 p.
Isbn
9780007205240
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61733269

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