This is the story of Joseph Meehan, born cruelly handicapped and known to the world as the "the crippled boy". Filled with insight into the soul inside a broken body and warm with the beauties of the Irish Landscape, it is the story of Joseph's fight to escape the restrictions and confines of his existence.He uses language in a way that is all his own, and his work has earned comparison with the greatest modern writers, including Yeats and Joyce. 207pp. Index. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Christopher Nolan’s injuries at birth left him severely disabled and handicapped; he was entirely paralyzed and unable to communicate, but he had so much to say and was burning to express his innermost thoughts and ideas and share them with the world.
Nolan’s autobiography told in the third person through a narrator named Joseph Meehan is an astonishingly lyrical and inspired work, filled with powerful description and touching moments of triumph, sadness, anger, and above all disarming wit. Nolan’s story has a touching and breathtaking intensity, whether recounting his battle with local authorities to attend an ordinary school, going on a “normal” vacation, or his ultimate triumph of finally being able to share the insight and whimsy of his inner world.
Filled with linguistic puzzles, this bestseller in Britain and the United States and Whitbread Prize winner features a unique voice that comes from a deep place many will never understand, but that is enrapturing nevertheless.
Review: A remarkable work by several measures, Under the Eye of the Clock is the autobiography--told slyly through a third person alter-ego--of Christopher Nolan, struck at birth with brain damage and left paralyzed, spastic and mute. His first book, Dam-Burst of Dreams, written when he was a teen, was a collection of poems that exploded with linguistic virtuosity, earning him comparisons to Joyce and Yeats. Nolan, whose disability requires that someone cup his chin while he pushes a head-mounted pointer at the keyboard, tells here of battles in an un-handicapped world, the heroic efforts of his family and the sights of Ireland that surround him. The book won England's Whitbread prize.
Titel: Under the Eye of the Clock
Zustand: Near Fine.
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1988. cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. first U.S. Ed. 0312012667 isbn: Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. dust jacket with edgetears and large abrasion rear. Artikel-Nr. BOOKS142917I
Buchbeschreibung Arcade Publishing, New York, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1559705124 Biography/Autobiography Very good. Minor creasing. Clean copy. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. WARE1R4450
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0312012667 BOOK CLUB EDITION> Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING20334
Buchbeschreibung Delta. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0385297130 First edition. Very good. * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. LOWER33RWA035
Buchbeschreibung Delta, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0385297130 Very good-used book. Tip little bumped. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING81410794
Buchbeschreibung Delta, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0385297130 Biography/Autobiography Very good clean copy. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BLUE5ET2319
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld And Nicolson, London, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 1st; The autobiography of Christopher Nolan, preface by John Carey, good to very good in dust jacket; 163 pages. Artikel-Nr. 534
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 160 Seiten 18599 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 340. Artikel-Nr. 25963
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press March 1988, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0312012667 First American Edition. Very good in edgechipped dust jacket. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING91515072
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, US, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0312012667 * Very good in Very good torn dust jacket. First Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. GRAYPB30MA5060