Angela's Ashes How was Frank McCourt's time in Irland affected by his time in America?

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When he returned to America later in his life, I think it gave him some perspective on life in Ireland, both in terms of the economic hardships he faced, but also on his own family.  Being separated from where he grew up by an ocean allowed him to assess his father and mother's strengths and weaknesses objectively, and the stories he tells in Angela's Ashes are both funny and tragic because he has this objectivity.

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McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York, in America in 1930. When...

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