Las Cenizas de Angela (Angela's Ashes): Una Memoria

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Frank McCourt was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in ...

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Overview

Frank McCourt was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York and Connecticut.

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Editorial Reviews

Michiko Kakutani
Stunning....Mr. McCourt does for the town of Limerick what the young Joyce did for Dublin.
— The New York Times
Library Journal
It's astonishing that we had to wait two years for the Spanish edition of Angela's Ashes--and over 30 years for the translation of Tom s's Down These Mean Streets, a classic that first introduced the barrio to wider audiences. But at least they're here. It's also a treat to have this memoir from Jim nez, Cuban born and now a leading literary scholar living in the United States. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Michiko Kakutani
Stunning....Mr. McCourt does for the town of Limerick what the young Joyce did for Dublin.
— The New York Times
Linnea Lannon
Astonishingly vivid.
— The Detroit Free Press
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684859330
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Libros en Español Ser.
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 944,654
  • Product dimensions: 0.89 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank McCourt (1930-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Yo sufría por él muchas veces por los horrores que se exponen a

    Yo sufría por él muchas veces por los horrores que se exponen a partir de su educación católica, a pesar de que se casó en la iglesia católica. Por ejemplo, cuando quería orar en un momento muy traumático en su infancia, pero no tenía una moneda para comprar una vela. Qué horrible que la práctica no bíblica es! Pero, era risible cuando lanzó la hostia y como se le enseñó que, literalmente, se convirtió en verdadero cuerpo de Jesús, que no sabía si estaba bien para limpiar el vómito! Además, cuando él tenía miedo del abuso por parte del sacerdote católico, se me rompió el corazón.
    No es de extrañar que hoy, Irlanda fue el primer país en cerrar la embajada del Vaticano. Muchos se sorprendieron de que Irlanda es donde esto ha empezado porque durante siglos, no se podía decir sin pensar irlandés católico. (Para ver el informe de Dublín TV News acerca de esto, Google:. Irlanda en disputa por la Iglesia Católica, YouTube - El anuncio se produce justo después de un breve comentario mordaz del Parlamento)
    Me comunico por correo electrónico con una mujer de un pequeño pueblo de Irlanda, que salió de la iglesia católica para convertirse en uno de los testigos de Jehová, y porque sus hijos eran los únicos que no participen en la confirmación, el sacerdote tenía tal poder que visitó el hotel donde su esposo trabajaba como gerente y advirtió al propietario que si su director no recuperar a su mujer a la iglesia católica, se aseguraría de que su hotel no conseguir que las empresas más - y que podía hacerlo, también. (Ella me dijo que se descubrió que 57 de los sacerdotes de Irlanda, que habían sido trasladados a otras parroquias alrededor en lugar de ser procesado por abusar sexualmente y violar a docenas de niños, fueron enviados a los EE.UU. para ser sacerdotes aquí, así que debe tener cuidado. )
    Dijo cenizas de Ángela sólo toca la horrible verdad. También hubo esclavitud forzada de madres solteras que trabajan en lavanderías y sufren abusos por monjas que ha salido, también. (Para ver una película al respecto, véase:. Las hermanas de la Magdalena disponibles en Amazon) Ser pobre, si iba en contra de la Iglesia católica, se aseguraría de que su hotel no conseguir que las empresas más - y que podía hacerlo, también. (Ella me dijo que se descubrió que 57 de los sacerdotes de Irlanda, que habían sido trasladados a otras parroquias alrededor en lugar de ser procesado por abusar sexualmente y violar a docenas de niños, fueron enviados a los EE.UU. para ser sacerdotes aquí, así que debe tener cuidado. )
    Dijo cenizas de Ángela sólo toca la horrible verdad. También hubo esclavitud forzada de madres solteras que trabajan en lavanderías y sufren abusos por monjas que ha salido, también. (Para ver una película al respecto, véase:. Las hermanas de la Magdalena disponibles en Amazon) Ser pobre, si iba en contra de la Iglesia Católica en Irlanda en tiempos pasados, a menudo se pasa hambre, los sacerdotes celebraron tanto poder y control sobre ti que era abusivo, de acuerdo a mi correo electrónico de amigos por correspondencia.
    Volviendo al libro, es muy bueno y mucho mejor que la película. Me decepcionó en la película después de leer el libro.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Frank McCourt¿s style is mesmerizing. I could not put this book

    Frank McCourt’s style is mesmerizing. I could not put this book down even though it made me depressed. From Ireland to America and back to Ireland, nothing ever got better for this family. 

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    Truly this is the saddest book I have ever read. The poverty and

    Truly this is the saddest book I have ever read. The poverty and misery described by Frank McCourt is gripping to the point of strangling. The book is full of beautiful prose but it is depressing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    The Eye Opener

    This story really helped me see the way our grandfathers and granmothers lived during the war. This memoir is a great exsample of to what things some people would go to in order to make sure they had enough to eat the next day. The thought that frankies father was a no good drunk that would drink all of the money they had on beer or ¨pint¨ as they called it instead of food was one of the things that I thought was the most horrable things that a man can do to his children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Excelente

    Impactante, trizte, divertida e inolvidable historia, una realidad contada con una inteligente ingenuidad y una capacidad sorprendente de supervivencia y triunfo que vale la pena repetir...es EXCELENTE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    i loved it

    it s an incredibly poignant book you will undoubtedly love even though it will make you cry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    Triste realidad

    Es un libro impactante.La terrible infancia del senor McCourt es una muestra de todas las terribles infancias que millones de ninos han vivido, VIVEN y peor aun seguiran viviendo. Es un libro inolvidable.Mucho para pensar y aprender de su relato.

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