Frank McCourt





Frank McCourt

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born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
August 19, 1930

died
July 19, 2009

gender
male

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Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and author. McCourt was born in Brooklyn; however, his family returned to their native Ireland in 1934.

He received the Pulitzer Prize (1997) and National Book Critics Circle Award (1996) for his memoir Angela's Ashes (1996), which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick. He is also the author of 'Tis (1999), which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America. Teacher Man (2005), detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students. His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from
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Angela's Ashes (Frank McCou...
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'Tis (Frank McCourt, #2)
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Teacher Man
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Angela and the Baby Jesus
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Angela's Ashes Vol. 2
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A Couple of Blaguards
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Angela's Ashes Vol. 3
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“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

“It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

“He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

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