Sunday, July 19, 2009
RIP Frank McCourt
The author, a New York schoolteacher for many years, chose not to look back in anger, and came up with one of the best memoirs ever written. Angela's Ashes finds beauty, tenderness, and humor amidst terrible deprivation; the literal-minded 1999 film version, unfortunately, found only the latter. It was, and is, meant to be read, not recreated. A tremendous, and tremendously generous, later-in-life accomplishment.