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1 Frank McCourt Brian Kwon, David Kim, Ryan Hong Block G 10/29/08 Brian Kwon, David Kim, Ryan Hong Block G 10/29/08

2 Basic Information Born in Brooklyn, New York on August 19, 1931 was poor/in poverty most of his early life always was interested in literature and writing when he was young quit school at age of 13 somehow still went to New York University wife named Ellen currently living in Connecticut wrote book called Angela’s Ashes

3 About His Family Family was unable to get jobs because of the depression moved to Ireland, however suffered more poverty his father spent money on drinking, and eventually abandoned family 3 of 7 children died of disease while in Ireland

4 Education after the Korean War, Mccourt was able to pursue college education at G.I. Bill -never attended high school -persuaded admissions office to accept him into New York University -after graduating Frank taught at New York Public School system -when he taught, he tried to help students realize how important their life is -taught in NYC for thirty years

5 Angela’s Ashes Synopsis A memoir novel - Written by the Irish author Frank McCourt - Originally published in 1996 - It won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography - Frank describes the overview of his miserable life as he lives in poverty with odd parents - He also talks about a disease (Typhoid Fever) spreading throughout the town - Frank then talks about his parents history before they gave birth to his siblings and he - Malachy McCourt, Frank’s father, used to work for the IRA and thus committed a crime which put his life on a death sentence, He ran away to the U.S. to avoid being executed - He brought along his regular drinking habits to slowly kill himself - Angela Sheehan, the mother of Frank, was a woman who grew up in the slums and her father ran away after leaving her with a child - Angela then travels to the U.S. to visit Malachy who is in jail service for 3 months, they then get married and give birth Frank - The family lived in poverty, they were broke and dwelled in slums due to their low income - For the most part, Frank enjoys his childhood, he has good memories with his dad - Malachy continuously drinks and spends most of the family’s money in a bar causing a lot of hunger between the different members, he thus loses many jobs - Margaret, one of Frank’s sisters temporarily stops Frank from drinking but soon dies of the disease - Angela and Malachy leave the family due to the great depression

6 Bibliography 1. "Frank McCourt Biography -- Academy of Achievement." Academy of Achievement Main Menu. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mcc1bio-1 2. "Frank McCourt." Fantastic Fiction. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/frank- mccourt/ 3. "Simon & Schuster: Frank McCourt - Biography." SimonSays.com: Simon & Schuster, Inc. - Publisher of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm?tab=1&pid=357781&agid=13 "mcc1-007.jpg." Achievers. 28 Jan. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/achievers/mcc1/large/mcc1- 007.jpg - "Frank McCourt Biography -- Academy of Achievement." Academy of Achievement Main Menu. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mcc1bio-1 - "Powells.com Interviews - Frank McCourt." Powell's Books - Used, New, and Out of Print. 28 Oct. 2008 { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/9/2492004/slides/slide_6.jpg", "name": "Bibliography 1.", "description": "Frank McCourt Biography -- Academy of Achievement. Academy of Achievement Main Menu. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mcc1bio-1 2. Frank McCourt. Fantastic Fiction. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/frank- mccourt/ 3. Simon & Schuster: Frank McCourt - Biography. SimonSays.com: Simon & Schuster, Inc. - Publisher of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm tab=1&pid=357781&agid=13 mcc1-007.jpg. Achievers. 28 Jan. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/achievers/mcc1/large/mcc1- 007.jpg - Frank McCourt Biography -- Academy of Achievement. Academy of Achievement Main Menu. 28 Oct. 2008.http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mcc1bio-1 - Powells.com Interviews - Frank McCourt. Powell s Books - Used, New, and Out of Print. 28 Oct. 2008


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