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Sante, Luc

Works: 131 works in 443 publications in 6 languages and 12,782 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Pictorial works  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr, Creator, Reviewer, Other, Contributor, Redactor, Translator, Commentator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PQ2226, 843.7
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Low life : lures and snares of old New York by Luc Sante( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 989 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 )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 619 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 )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 603 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 508 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
How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York by Jacob A Riis( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 501 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
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 486 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. This film features the dance of the rolls and the pantomime sequence of eating the shoe
Richard Prince by Richard Prince( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and Italian and held by 464 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
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À propos de Nice: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice and its wealthy inhabitants
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
Unknown Weegee by Weegee( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 417 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
Quai des orfèvres( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 329 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 by Melissa Holbrook Pierson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence by Luc Sante( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 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 William S Burroughs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 277 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 by Luc Sante( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 237 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
Paris vagabond by Jean-Paul Clébert( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris Vagabond is an unclassifiable masterpiece, a book that purports to be a novel but, accompanied as it is by the photographs of Patrice Molinard, is as much a brilliant documentary as a work of the imagination. In rich prose, suffused with the language of the street, and brilliantly rendered in English by Donald Nicholson-Smith, Jean-Paul Clebert captures the essence of a long-gone Paris of the poor, the criminal, and the outcast: a society of outsiders beyond the social pale. Clebert's is a genuinely anarchist voice, a free spirit who was an intrepid explorer of a Paris that was in many places practically ruinous but where the poor were not yet completely marginalized. He was also a true writer's writer, hailed by his mentor and friend Blaise Cendrars and admired by Henry Miller, who said that reading Paris Vagabond "roiled my guts.""--
Paris nous appartient by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 214 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
The possible life of Christian Boltanski by Christian Boltanski( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Boltanski's votive installations, archives and objects, revolving around the fragile polarities of memory and amnesia, identity and anonymity, have made him one of the world's most renowned contemporary artists. And yet, despite the centrality of biography and testimony to his work, Boltanski's own story is little known and has never been fully told. Published on the occasion of the artist's sixty-fifth birthday, The Possible Life of Christian Boltanski, written in the form of a book-length interview (which the artist likens to a "psychoanalysis" or "confession") with the art historian Catherine Grenier, is Boltanski's oral autobiography. In it, he recounts his unusual wartime childhood ("my mother hid my father under the floorboards. He stayed there for a year and a half, between two floors in the house. He'd come out from time to time--I'm living proof of that!"), his career, friendships and marriage, successes and regrets, his approaches to art and teaching, how he created various installations, his relations with dealers and the public, and other matters that illuminate as never before his complex, enigmatic works. Boltanski is refreshingly phlegmatic about the realities of the world (art and otherwise), and he relates his remarkable stories--some enormously amusing, others tragic--with a matter-of-factness and self-deprecating humor that highlight his capacity for humane responsiveness. As both the self-portrait of a major contemporary artist and a frank, fascinating memoir, this is a document of capital importance
The seventh by Richard Stark( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh book in the Parker series, this describes the aftermath of a brilliant heist at a college football game
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Low life : lures and snares of old New York
The Count of Monte CristoNovels in three linesHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New YorkRichard PrinceUnknown WeegeeO.K. you mugs : writers on movie actorsEvidenceWalker Evans
Alternative Names
Luc Sante Belgisch schrijver

Luc Sante écrivain américain

Luc Sante escritor estadounidense

Люк Санте

English (166)

French (18)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)