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Sante, Luc

Works: 104 works in 334 publications in 3 languages and 11,569 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Silent films  Pictorial works  Film noir  Film adaptations  Interviews  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Redactor
Classifications: PQ2226, 843.7
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Low life : lures and snares of old New York by Luc Sante( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. Low Life voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan from 1840 to 1919; Part Two, the era's opportunities for vice and entertainment--theaters and saloons, opium and cocaine dens, gambling and prostitution; Part Three investigates the forces of law and order which did and didn't work to contain the illegalities; Part Four counterposes the city's tides of revolt and idealism against the city as it actually was. Low Life provides an arresting and entertaining view of what New York was actually like in its salad days. But it's more than simpy a book about New York. It's one of the most provocative books about urban life ever written--an evocation of the mythology of the quintessential modern metropplois, which has much to say not only about New York's past but about the present and future of all cities
The Other Paris by Luc Sante( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vivid investigation into the seamy underside of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris"--
The naked city by Jules Dassin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmond Dantés, wrongly imprisoned, learns of a hoard of treasure on the island of Monte Cristo and becomes determined to escape and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration
Novels in three lines by Félix Fénéon( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906 - true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, Fénéon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-d'oeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol."--Jacket
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles" -- from container
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush
Richard Prince by Richard Prince( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Prince is one of America's best-known artists internationally. Part of the 1980s generation of innovative, New York-based American artists, Prince combines the media of painting, artist's books and photography to offer peculiar views into the margins of American culture
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed picture of what life in the slums of New York was like, how the slums were created, how and why they remained as they were, who was forced to live there, and offers suggestions for easing the lot of the poor
Unknown Weegee by Weegee( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cet ouvrage a été édité à l'occasion de l'exposition "Unknown Weegee" organisée par "The International Center of Photography" à New York du 9 juin au 27 août 2006. Ce livre contient également des photographies d'accidents prises par Weegee
John Grisham's The rainmaker by John Grisham( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous husband is accused of murder after a man his wife was flirting with turns up dead
O.K. you mugs : writers on movie actors( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence by Luc Sante( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of 55 evidence photographs taken by the New York City Police Department between 1914 and 1918"--Back cover
Burroughs by Howard Brookner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Includes on-screen appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Terry Southern, and Lucien Carr
Walker Evans : Cuba by Walker Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans a photographié l'Amérique de la dépression avec un constant souci d'objectivité, dans une sorte de neutralité documentaire
The possible life of Christian Boltanski by Christian Boltanski( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three distinct perspectives on Boltanski and his work: an analytical essay, a personal interview, and a complete retrospective of his work to date. Christian Boltanski--internationally acclaimed photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist--tackles the problems of death, memory, and loss in his art that draws heavily from his own life. Boltanski's art can be either dark and disturbing or playful, and sometimes both at once. This monograph examines every aspect of his art, from his unusual choice of materials--newspaper clippings, used clothes, photographs of photographs--to the spirits that haunt his work. One of his most successful exhibitions, "Lessons in Darkness" (1988), explored the personal pathos of the Holocaust in a shocking new way. The author worked closely with the artist to produce a strong, visual work that provides a clear picture of the creative development of a major artist working today. Fully illustrated, the book includes an introductory portfolio of key installations, first hand interviews with the artist, analyses of the significance of individual works, and a full chronology and bibliography."--Publisher's website
Folk photography : the American real-photo postcard, 1905-1930 by Luc Sante( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural America at the beginning of the twentieth century, the worldwide postcard craze coincided with the spread of light, cheap photographic equipment. The result was the real-photo psotcard, so-called because the cards were printed in darkrooms rather than on litho presses, usually in editions of a hundred or fewer, the work of amateurs and professionals alike. They were not intended for tourists, but as a medium of communication for the residents of small towns, isolated on the plains and in the hills. The cards document everything about their time and place, from intimate matters to events that qualified as news. They show people from every walk of life and the whole panorama of human activity: eating, sleeping, labor, worship, animal husbandry, amateur theatrics, barn-raising, spirit-rapping, dissolution, riot, disaster, death. Uncountable millions of them were made in the peak years, 1905-1912. Previous books on the subject have been content to dwell on the nostalgia value of the images. This book takes a broader and deeper view. The 122 postcards it reproduces cover the vast range of subjects encompassed by the medium-sometimes lyrical and sometimes bracingly harsh-while Luc Sante's penetrating analysis places them in their full historical and artistic context--Back cover
Paris nous appartient by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved
Rockabilly : the twang heard 'round the world : the illustrated history( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all
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Low life : lures and snares of old New York
Alternative Names
Luc Sante American writer

Люк Санте

English (127)

French (14)

German (2)

The Count of Monte CristoNovels in three linesRichard PrinceHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New YorkUnknown WeegeeO.K. you mugs : writers on movie actorsEvidenceWalker Evans : Cuba