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Sante, Luc

Works: 180 works in 558 publications in 5 languages and 15,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Adventure stories  Film noir  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery films  Silent films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, Editor, wpr, Reviewer, Other, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Redactor, Translator
Classifications: PQ2226, 843.7
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Low life : lures and snares of old New York by Luc Sante( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 1,019 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 metropolis, which has much to say not only about New York's past but about the present and future of all cities
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American photography from the turn of the century through the mid-1960s offers one of the richest and most coherent traditions in the history of the medium. This book explores that tradition in depth through superb reproductions of 183 photographs from the outstanding collection of The Museum of Modern Art." "Toward the end of the nineteenth century photographs became radically easier to make and to reproduce. The result was a vast new range of audiences and applications for photography. From untutored snap-shooter to specialized professional, the swelling ranks of photographers produced a sprawling diversity of new pictures, which recorded and helped to create modern America. At the same time, there arose an elite movement that withdrew from the undisciplined bustle of the modern world and claimed for photography a position among the fine arts." "The first part of the introductory essay concisely outlines the evolution and interplay of photography's high-art and vernacular traditions. The second part traces the growth of the pioneering photography program at The Museum of Modern Art in which Ansel Adams, Edward Steichen, and other leading American photographers played decisive roles." "Luc Sante's essay, "A Nation of Pictures," places photography at the center of a lively reconsideration of modern American culture, which touches on music, the movies, the magazines, and a great deal more." "A splendid gallery of photographs follows the essays. American photography from Jacob Riis and Alfred Stieglitz to Richard Avedon and Diane Arbus is set forth through a carefully ordered sequence, in which groups of pictures conceived as works of fine art alternate with groups of pictures that served a myriad of worldly functions. Major figures, such as Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Harry Callahan, and Robert Frank, are each represented by six or more photographs. Dozens of other distinguished photographers are included as well, and many remarkable but unfamiliar pictures join the landmark works."--Jacket
The Other Paris by Luc Sante( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 644 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 )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 588 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 527 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zéro de conduite : jeanes diables au collège: In a repressive boarding school with rigid schools of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the administration on a celebration day
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 503 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 494 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
Populacho de París : La ciudad de la gente en los siglos by Luc Sante( )

2 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked room by Paul Auster( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locked room: The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attemps to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream
Unknown Weegee by Weegee( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and German and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition held at International Center of Photography, New York, 9 June - 27 August 2006
Richard Prince by Richard Prince( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 419 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
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
Quai des orfèvres( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set within the vibrant dancehalls and historic crime corridors of 1940s Paris, a singer with "stars in her eyes" ignores the protest of her covetous husband and pursues a meeting with a lecherous movie financier. When her husband attempts to crash the rendevous, murder ensues. Enter the detective, whose seasoned instincts lead him down a circuitous path of alibis
O.K. you mugs : writers on movie actors by Melissa Holbrook Pierson( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about the unsung heroes of popular culture: the character actors, the ones whose faces you always remember and whose names you invariably forget. Tough guys who never make it like Dan Duryea or Warren Oates; fat criminal masterminds like Sydney Greenstreet; Dana Andrews, the emotionless mask; Thelma Ritter, always the female working-class chorus; impossibly good girls like Doris Day. Many of them were second leads, doomed to play professional villains, judges, bookies, winos or matrons; lived-in and weary or smiling and innocent faces that provoke John Updike, Greil Marcus, Charles Simic, Geoffrey O'Brien, Patti Smith and the editors themselves into brilliant pieces of writing. A book full of autobiography, film buffery and Americana."--Jacket
Evidence by Luc Sante( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 273 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
Paris nous appartient( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 272 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
Maggie, a girl of the streets, and other New York writings by Stephen Crane( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This harrowing tale of a young girl in the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century New York, and Stephen Crane's most innovative work. Published in 1893, when the author was just twenty-one, it broke new ground with its vivid characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives of the poor. It remains both "powerful, severe, and harshly comic" (in Alfred Kazin's words) and a masterpiece of modern American prose. This edition includes "Maggie, a girl of the streets" and "George's Mother", Crane's other Bowery tales, and the most comprehensive available selection of Crane's New York journalism. All texts in this volume are presented in their definitive versions."--Page 4 de la couverture
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American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThe Count of Monte CristoNovels in three linesHow the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New YorkThe New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked roomUnknown WeegeeRichard PrinceO.K. you mugs : writers on movie actors
Alternative Names
Luc Sante

Luc Sante Belgisch schrijver

Luc Sante écrivain américain

Luc Sante escriptor estatunidenc

Luc Sante escritor estadounidense

Luc Sante scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Luc Sante scrittore statunitense

Luc Sante shkrimtar amerikan

Sante, Luc

Люк Санте

산테, 뤽 1954-

상트, 룩 1954-

English (170)

French (16)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (3)

German (1)