Angela's Ashes Analysis

Historical Context

Memoir Genre
The 1990s witnessed a huge growth in the number of personal memoirs, and the genre itself underwent significant...

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Angela's Ashes Literary Style

Angela's Ashes is narrated in the first person, and apart from the first part of chapter one, it is told in the...

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Angela's Ashes Compare and Contrast

1930s: Limerick, Ireland, is economically depressed, with pockets of extreme poverty. Unemployment is high.


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Angela's Ashes Topics for Further Study

Research the history of Ireland's relations with England. Why do some Irish feel such bitterness toward their larger neighbor? Why has the...

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Angela's Ashes Media Adaptations

Angela's Ashes has been recorded on audiotape, read by McCourt, in abridged (1996) and unabridged (1997) versions published by Simon...

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Angela's Ashes What Do I Read Next?

'Tis: A Memoir (1999) is McCourt's sequel to Angela's Ashes. It takes up McCourt's life story from his arrival in America in...

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Angela's Ashes Bibliography and Further Reading

Ascheron, Neal, ‘‘Ceremony of Innocence,’’ in New York Review of Books, Vol. XLIV, No. 12, July 17, 1997,...

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Angela's Ashes Bibliography (Masterpieces of American Literature)

Sources for Further Study

Boston Globe. August 25, 1996, p. N13.

Chicago Tribune. October 22, 1996, V, p. 1.

The Christian Science Monitor. December 4, 1996, p. 13.

Los Angeles Times Book Review. September 29, 1996, p. 6.

The New York Times Book Review. CI, September 15, 1996, p. 13.

Newsweek. CXXVIII, September 2, 1996, p. 68.

Publishers Weekly. CCXLIII, July 1, 1996, p. 49.

Time. CXLVIII, September 23, 1996, p. 76.

USA Today. September 10, 1996, p. D10.

The Washington Post Book World. XXVI, September 29, 1996, p. 1.