Angela's Ashes By Frank McCourt, Angela s Ashes Jan , Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela s Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the See full summary Angela s Ashes SparkNotes Angela s Ashes From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Angela s Ashes Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Angela s Ashes Frank McCourt, by Frank McCourt Sep , Angela s Ashes is a beautifully written, painfully honest account of Frank McCourt s childhood in Limerick, Ireland Frank s parents, both Irish, met in New York and began their family there. Angela s Ashes Rotten Tomatoes Angela s Ashes Critics Consensus In spite of its attempts to accurately record Frank McCourt s memoirs, the onscreen adaptation fails to capture any of the drama or humor of his life. Angela s Ashes A Memoir Frank McCourt, Brooke Zimmer Angela s Ashes is a chronicle of grown ups at the mercy of life and children at the mercy of grown ups, and it is such a marriage of pathos and humor that you never know whether to weep or roar and find yourself doing both at once.
When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all It was, of course, a miserable childhood the happy childhood is hardly worth your while Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression era When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all It was, of course, a miserable childhood the happy childhood is hardly worth your while Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland Frank s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages Yet Malachy exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide a story Frank lives for his father s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank s survival Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness Angela s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.