Frank McCourt has died. His childhood memoirs not only made millions cry over his misery but became a worldwide success and won several prizes, the Pulitzer among them. I would like to pay a modest tribute to him with this post.
Watch the author talking about what inspired him to write Angela’s Ashes. He lived in New York for many years, but he never lost his Irish accent.
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The book was soon made into a film, directed by Alan Parker, and this is the trailer:
You can read an excerpt of Angela’s Ashes here.