Description - Down All The Days by Christy Brown
Part and parcel of a large and boisterous family, he is pushed around the streets of Dublin by his brothers; the small crippled occupant of a boxcar, silently witnessing the city's joys and woes. Tormented yet calm, he is the detached observer of life in the slums of forties and fifties, Dublin.
Written with the fearless discipline that Christy Brown had to establish over his own body, Down all the Days displays his lyrical gifts for language and insight to the full.
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(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Christy Brown
Born in 1932, the son of Dublin bricklayer, Christy Brown was the victim of the athenoid variety of cerebral palsy. With the help of his family and Dr Robert Collism, he overcame his physical disability and won immediate fame with his best-selling novel about life in Dublin, Down All The Days. He was also the author of a second novel A Shadow in Summer and two volumes of poems, Come Softly To My Wake and Background Music. He died in 1981.