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Of Snails and Skylarks

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Hardcover, 79 pages
Published November 1st 1978 by Stein & Day
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Jan 16, 2015 Niina rated it really liked it
Real nice classical poetry. Grudges and self-hatred still do it for me, call me an angsty teenager or whatever, but I'm more than happy to come around authors with a mildly angry, bored and jealous mindsets, so feel free to keep sending them this way. What makes Christy Brown quite different character is that he seems to have every right to feel betrayed and cuffed and left out, and since I really just ran into this author now, I got informed on the realities of his illness only after I was half ...more
Jun 21, 2009 Victoria rated it it was amazing
This was..wonderful, to say the least. I love his work in this book. It just seemed more freshly done and more concentrated. And, I could not help but positively die over one of them in particular, the one titled Victoria. My real name is, of course, Victoria. :D (I use "Little Lotte" here because it is my book blog, and one of my favorite books is Gaston Leroux's, The Phantom of the Opera. Christine Daae is, you guessed it, Little Lotte, and oh wouldn't I love to live and die as The Phantom's [ ...more
Mar 05, 2008 James is currently reading it
The story of Christy Brown is an exceptional one.

I recommend seeing the film My Left Foot, in which Daniel Day Louis (one of my favorite actors, and one of the most menacing)plays Christy Brown.

The amazing thing about some of these poems, besides the fantastic word combinations and incantation-style flow of the lines that is somehow exactly what I have been looking for in recent days, is that Brown is recognized as a foremost Irish writer, HAVING TYPED EVERY WORD WITH THE TOES ON HIS LEFT FOOT!
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Christy Brown was an Irish artist and writer. However in order to do both these things he could only use his left foot. Having been born with cerebral palsy this was the only
way he could express himself.
He was born in Dublin on the 5th June 1932. His mother was the first to notice that something was wrong. But it wasn't until he was just over a year - old that his parents sort medical help. By now
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“You touched my flawed life so gently with love
burning upward in dark steady flame
burning me, burning me into healing.”
“I came to you tardy and late
as I usually do to the better things in my life”
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