Tis

Tis Frank McCourt
  • Title: Tis
  • Author: Frank McCourt
  • ISBN: 0739405357
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tis Frank McCourt Tis From the author of the million selling Angela s Ashes the most keenly anticipated sequel of the decade Angela s Ashes was a publishing phenomenon Frank McCourt s critically acclaimed lyrical memoir o
    From the author of the million selling Angela s Ashes the most keenly anticipated sequel of the decade 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 Award amongst otFrom the author of the million selling Angela s Ashes the most keenly anticipated sequel of the decade 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 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 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 often 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 when he s doneMcCourt proves himself one of the very best Newsweek Tis blesses readers with another chapter of McCourt s story, but as it closes, they will want still .
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    About Frank McCourt


    1. Francis Frank McCourt was an Irish American teacher and author McCourt was born in Brooklyn however, his family returned to their native Ireland in 1934.He received the Pulitzer Prize 1997 and National Book Critics Circle Award 1996 for his memoir Angela s Ashes 1996 , which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick He is also the author of Tis 1999 , which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America Teacher Man 2005 , detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.He died Sunday, July 19, 2009 of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer He was 78.


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    1. My brother was the one who told me to read Frank McCourt s 1996 Pulitzer winning memoir Angela s Ashes It was one of the books that made me who am I today a voracious reader It took me 12 years before reading its 1999 sequel, Tis short for It is Reason I wanted to let the cute and innocent boy Frank and his brothers Malachy, Michael and Alphie to stay as long as possible in my mind I did not want them to grow up I wanted to hold on to the image of those boys running and walking around the impove [...]

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    2. Sadder in some ways than Angela s Ashes Whereas Angela s Ashes was a story of Frank McCourt fighting the odds and dangers of growing up in a Limerick slum and trying to escape, this book is about Frank McCourt fighting with himself and occasionally American society This book reveals his darker side, including his own battles with the drink though these are never as bad as his father s alcohol problems , his insecurities and the chip on his shoulder about growing up in a slum Frank had a tough li [...]

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    3. After reading Angela s Ashes I was glad to know author Frank McCourt had also written a sequel I felt after reading Ashes, I needed closure I wanted to know how Frank fared as a young adult when he arrived in New York as an Irish immigrant in 1949 and if the rest of the McCourt family followed in his footsteps Tis had all the answers I was seeking with such an amazing writing style of aching sadness and desperate humor 5 Stars

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    4. All a bit sad.What happens when your dreams come true and you re still not happy After the shocking story of Angelas s Ashes , any sequel was likely to suffer and unfortunately this one does too This is the often told tale of a young man arriving in the big city and the adventures that befall him.Frank McCourt arrives in New York aged 19, joins the US army and eventually becomes a teacher It s everything he wanted or dreamed about as a child in Limerick But he s still not happy Like his father, [...]

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    5. First, let me say that I absolutely adored this book While not as dear to my heart as the first, I think this story is moving and the voice is, as always, unique That said, this story is a much familiar one than the last Irish immigrant trying to make a life for himself in a new world, and a war enraged America This story, though, is much tangible than other immigration stories and unique in that, throughout all the troubles, heartache, injustice, and anger, this is a story not burdened with s [...]

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    6. Ci sono giornate eccezionali in cui la discussione di una poesia apre la porta a una luce bianca abbagliante e tutti capiscono i versi e capiscono di aver capito e quando la luce si smorza ci sorridiamo come viaggiatori al ritorno da un avventura Con Frank McCourt accade esattamente lo stesso Seguirlo per le strade di New York come sbirciare in una stanza rimasta chiusa per decenni, lasciandovi entrare un fascio di luce.Il suo passo incerto e goffo si fa pi solido con il rincorrersi dei decenni, [...]

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    7. I enjoyed this sequel to Angela s Ashes , because of Frank McCourt s ability to recollect dialogue, and his way of writing the words so well that you can just HEAR the Irish accent while you read It is so amazing and inspiring to see where Frank comes from, the slums of Ireland, with his essentially single mother to college, eventually graduate school, later a teacher in New York City It s a long road out of the slums out of his own head of fears, limitations, low self esteem to the place where [...]

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    8. Couple of points here McCourt s story is mesmerizing From what he came from to what he become is beyond inspiring and thought provoking however, I have some qualms with McCourt Knowing what he knows about the dangers and pitfalls of alcohol, why the hell does he touch the stuff It goes on to ruin several of his relationships and opportunities and yet he never comments on this He never touches on the point of alcoholism in families and how his father s drinking did or did not directly affect him [...]

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    9. Do I Detect an Irish Brogue I listened to this book as read by the Author I recommend that, as I read Angela s Ashes and enjoyed it a lot as well, but there is something special about the reading by the author that adds a diminsion to the work that you can t quite catch reading it.Up front, many are uncomfortable with this work and Angela s Ashes because of the language, which is quite blue in places I don t find it the most endearing quality myself, but as a memoir it captures the language of t [...]

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    10. This is an amazing and a motivational book that has inspired me these past few months being a junior What makes this book inspirtational is how at every event in McCourt s life he finds the positive sides or tries to find something humorous within the event This has taught me that no matter what life throws me at I can achieve, nothing is a major deal I was really able to connect to McCourt in this book than the first, Angela s Ashes because this story took place in New York, and in my neighbor [...]

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    11. This book would get five stars, except that it isn t quite as great as Angela s Ashes, which makes it seem a bit disappointing In comparison to that book, it is also somewhat less inspiring, in the sense that AA tells a story of perseverance over hardship as Frank survives all by carrying his dream of going to America through times of crushing poverty In _ Tis_ he finally makes it to America, and things still are not perfect In fact he still spends a lot of time feeling afraid and too insecure t [...]

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    12. I did not like this book as well as McCourt s earlier memoir, Angela s Ashes, which related the family s struggles in Ireland in the 1940 s and 1950 s Tis relates Frank McCourt s life in New York from the 1950 s until his Mother s death in New York and his father s death and burial in Belfast in 1985 Frank McCourt himself read the audio book edition of Tis This book, however, needed editing to move the story along smoothly Certain parts are moving, thoughtful, or funny but some are repetitive, [...]

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    13. The narration of Frank McCourt s life continues in this volume, in which he faces the adversities of life in America.It is quite easy to understand till the beginning that this version of Frank McCourt is an older, mature one, that, during the narration, becomes and aware of the hypocrisies and incoherences of the society, in a country where theoretically everyone should have the opportunity to make his own fortune but where practically it s harder than ever to make it happen.Frank is fully c [...]

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    14. Tras ese maravilloso libro que es Las cenizas de Angela, va el autor y perpetra este pesti o aburrido hasta decir basta Lo antirecomiendo.

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    15. This is the second of Frank McCourt s trilogy of memoirs, but I read them out of order, so it s the last for me It has some of the childhood reminiscences of Angela s Ashes and even of the teaching remembrances of Teacher Man, but mostly it s about Frank s journey from blue collar autodidact to college educated professional There s also a bit about how he repeated his father s mistakes and destroyed his marriage by drinking too much For those parts, I was thinking, No, Frank, no so I can only i [...]

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    16. Quite some time ago I reviewed McCourt s first autobiography, Angela s Ashes Tis is the second book which picks up as Frank is sailing from Ireland to America, where he expects to see everyone has a tan and beautiful white teeth, i.e the Hollywood version First lesson, New York City and its people don t much resemble his expectations.He s still poor as a churchmouse of course but he finds a job sweeping the floor and emptying ashtrays in the lobby of the Bilt, then moves on to a warehouse job on [...]

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    17. A memorable read, an Irishman in New York This is a sequel to Angela s Ashes The start is one of the McCourt s eldest brother, coming into New York across the Atlantic to start a new life at the Big Apple We are introduced to Irish culture in another land, the heartaches of work, the odd jobs to make ends meets, the bedsits, the education, marriage, and finally death At times it is hilariously funny, at times poignant We are introduced to books, authors, to the teaching profession and the pupils [...]

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    18. Ciao Frank Non sono una recensitrice, non ho idea di cosa si scrive dietro una quarta di copertina per far s che un libro quantunque penoso venga venduto a orde di lettori entusiasti, e il commento che seguito a scrivere animato solo dal fatto che io non solo ho letto le tue parole, ma le ho fatte mie e le ho rese il mio insegnamento principale di vita.Ho letto Le ceneri di Angela nel 2010, durante il mio secondo viaggio a Francoforte, una delle citt che amo pi al mondo, e all inizio ti detestav [...]

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    19. Frank McCourt s first book, Angela s Ashes, was incredible in its descriptions of an unbelievable poverty experienced within living memory in a Western European country The impact of the continuation of McCourt s life story could hardly fail to pale in comparison I felt that his descriptions of his miserable life at a succession of pitiful jobs and in the army dragged on too long I was irritated by the continual harping on about how fortunate the Americans were, with their electricity, hot and c [...]

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    20. I must admit that my first reaction to this book was to be offended was this American born Irishman returned to America to fulfill his dreams and all he could do was complain I kept reminding myself how hard it would be at 19 yrs to ride the learning curve of customs, language, job adult responsibilities while being mixed into the melting pot of NYC in the 1940 s He was frustrated, disenchanted, tired, confused I continued reading I wanted to see how this guy redeemed himself Frank, like so many [...]

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    21. Frank McCourt burst on the literary scene with his memoir Angela s Ashes, which outlined his childhood lived in abject poverty in Limerick Ireland This book picks up where that one left off He begins by recounting some of the overseas voyage, befriended by a priest who encourages him to talk to the wealthy Protestants from Kentucky, and who is dismayed when McCourt s embarrassment over his teeth, his eyes, his clothing, keeps him from asserting himself But although nothing is as he expected and [...]

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    22. Meh Angela s Ashes was wonderful, lots of history mixed in with the memoir, and so emotionally engaging This one was a lot memoir and not so much history, and far too much detail about his sex life and frequent masturbation though he does, amusingly, refer to the latter as interfering with himself The beautiful Irish voice still comes through, so it s pleasant to read even when the subject matter becomes pedestrian, and there are a few brilliant moments my favorite is when, as a first time teac [...]

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    23. This is the follow up to his book Angela s Ashes I think the previous book leaves the reader with him getting on a boat to America And he s still on that boat when the second book starts It is about how he made his way in America What are some of the things that turned him around like a bartender telling him he ought to find his way to the library instead of spending so much time in his bar And he took him up on it I think he worked on the docks Went into the Army not by choice And he went to s [...]

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    24. I guess we all know that Frank McCourt s life turned out pretty well, being a published prizewinning author and all that But if we didn t know how his story ends, we would be left with the fact that he was a pretty sorry soul who was forever not saying what he wanted to say and forever following in his father s drunken footsteps He haplessly falls into situation after situation that are entirely joyless, and looses women and opportunities to the bottle Angela s Ashes was lovely storytelling artf [...]

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    25. I have several books currently reading and a ton in the to be read pile but couldn t wait Started this last night Enthralled.Really enjoyed this book I felt the first half of the book better than the last Although his teaching experiences were a delight to read The differences he felt between growing up in Ireland and then the apparent wealth in America I m sure relates to a lot of immigrants I found the book useful for tracking down inherited feelings of a particular kind, the inbred Irish thou [...]

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    26. I really loved Angela s Ashes, so I was really excited to read this, but I didn t enjoy this one as much I can t quite put my finger on why, because I was still interested in the subject matter, but it just seemed choppier to me and less in depth I guess It was still good though and I m looking forward to reading Teacher Man.

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    27. I adored this book and it s predecessor, Angela s Ashes McCourt is an amazing writer They way he captures emotion so simply causes the reader to fall in love with each and every flawed character Never, have I been so sad to see a story end.

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    28. Pales in comparison to its prequel Angela s Ashes, which is heart wrenching and brilliant.

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    29. I liked Angela s Ashes and since the book ended with his making it to America, I was curious about how he ended up becoming a teacher in the states But uck Tis was just terrible In Angela s Ashes, Frank was no saint while growing up in Ireland, but it was all forgivable considering the poverty and his being a child and all But in Tis the context is different and so was my reaction As I read the book I hoped that Frank would finally show some subtle hints of maturity and begin to display some red [...]

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