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Luc Sante

Luc Sante

·4.04·11,991 Ratings
“ The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Inferno

    1999·
    ·4.82·157 Ratings
    A document of war and strife during the 1990s, this volume of photographs by the photojournalist James Nachtwey includes dramatic and shocking images of human suffering in Rwanda, Somalia, Romania, Bosnia, Chechnya and India, a well as photographs of the
  • The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man

    1999·
    ·3.85·682 Ratings
    Shares insights from confidence men and swindlers on the schemes they used to cheat their victims.
  • Evidence

    1992·
    ·4.28·167 Ratings
    A collection of evidence photographs taken by the New York City Police between 1914 and 1918 is minutely annotated to express the social fabric of the times, the texture of the lives depicted, and the progress of the forensic use of photography. Simultane
  • The Factory of Facts

    1999·
    ·3.66·80 Ratings
    The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity.Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a pious, timi
  • The Telephone Booth Indian

    2004·
    ·4.01·87 Ratings
    A classic work on Broadway sharpers, grifters, and con men by the late, great New Yorker journalist A. J. Liebling.Often referred to as “Liebling lowlife pieces,” the essays in The Telephone Booth Indian boisterously celebrate raffishness. A. J. Liebl
  • Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

    2003·
    ·4.1·1,816 Ratings
    Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slum
  • The Big Book of Death

    1995·
    ·4.15·239 Ratings
    Death remains one of society's last taboos, a subject few are willing to acknowledge, let alone discuss. THE BIG BOOK OF DEATH looks the Grim Reaper in the fact and laughs, with tales of outmoded methods of execution, captial punishment, visits to famous
  • How the Other Half Lives

    1997·
    ·3.76·1,471 Ratings
    First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people.For more than sev
  • Paris Vagabond

    2016·
    ·3.96·84 Ratings
    An NYRB Classic Original Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end of World War II, Clébert took to living on the
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