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The Grass Arena Didn t realise that it was possible for me to not fall in love with the subject of a biography John Healy I don t idolise or apologise for him I respect him An amazing man His biography has made me see my city with new eyes It has made me see the homeless with new eyes, not the soppy, sorrowful middle class consciousness I previously saw them through I am wondering muchpractical things about the texture of their lives as Colin MacCabe puts it how does their community work Whe Didn t realise that it was possible for me to not fall in love with the subject of a biography John Healy I don t idolise or apologise for him I respect him An amazing man His biography has made me see my city with new eyes It has made me see the homeless with new eyes, not the soppy, sorrowful middle class consciousness I previously saw them through I am wondering muchpractical things about the texture of their lives as Colin MacCabe puts it how does their community work Where do they sleep, where can they wash, where do they eat and how can any of that be changed How did Healy get off the street How did he manage to turn himself around Was it I think it s criminal that this book isn twidely known and read It s a no bullshit account of his life as an alcoholic vagrant It s honest and true and what the fucking hell is wrong with this world that only 12 people on GR have read it Here re two articles on his l terrifying Review coming hopefully OK I ve changed the 4 stars to 5, mainly because I ve been sat thinking about this again, and can t get the voice, its insistence on truth and its brutal depiction of the world of the vagrant alcoholic out of my head This is one of the milder episodesWe could get no water to mix with it surgical spirit , so we went in the church and filled a milk bottle out of the holy water font and started slowly to swallow it But it s hard to get down first thing terrifying Review coming hopefully OK I ve changed the 4 stars to 5, mainly because I ve been sat thinking about this again, and can t get the voice, its insistence on truth and its brutal depiction of the world of the vagrant alcoholic out of my head This is one of the milder episodesWe could get no water to mix with it surgical spirit , so we went in the church and filled a milk bottle out of the holy water font and started slowly to swallow it But it s hard Think William Burroughs s Naked Lunch 5 stars and then add chess as the turning point of the story I am not an alcoholic Neither am I a drug user, vagrant nor grew up in a dysfunctional family with abusive father I have not been into a sport but I box only as part of regular physical fitness My fath This was a book that I really came across by chance and its a rare, rough, gritty, carefully told autobiography of a life that is not usually told Healy was born to Irish parents in London and traveled back and forth across the UK during his young life His early life was brutal, with a father who was very abusive and who did not provide a solid upbringing for Healy He was a boxing champion by the time he was 16, was dishonorably discharged from the military and then lived the life of a wino i This was a book that I really came across by chance and its a rare, rough, gritty, carefully told autobiography of a life that is not usually told Healy was born to Irish parents in London and traveled back and forth across the UK during his young life His early life was brutal, with a father who was very abusive and who did not provide a solid upbringing for Healy He was a boxing champion by the time he was 16, was dishonorably discharged from the military and then lived the life of a wino in London While doing a prison stint, he traded his alcohol for chess and later became a chess champion He is self educated which is evident in his writing the prose is very raw but he is ab Really raw and honest book.Not an easy read but really difficult to stop reading it.Such an amazing hard life described with no holds barred Highly recommend reading this book. This book came highly recommended You open the first page and you walk through a door into the mind and life of an alcoholic His degradation is sickening to read I really got sick to my stomach An alcoholic knows no line they cross them all until there is no where else to go It is either death or salvation John Healy had a noxious childhood Isolated by his mother and abused by his father, he s An incredible book This is an autobiography of a genuinely ex homeless man There is no mawkishness here, no sugar coating, just Healy s raw amoral truth I don t think I havesympathy for the homeless some of their crimes are appalling but I don t have less sympathy their lives arehideous than I had imagined What I did get is insight, which, looking around the streets of London, is, in this case, a terrifying thing It s worth noting too that Healy is a very good storyteller An incredible book This is an autobiography of a genuinely ex homeless man There is no mawkishness here, no sugar coating, just Healy s raw amoral truth I don t think I have I finished Modern Classics the Grass Arena An Autobiography yesterday and it was brilliant A gritty account of life as a homeless alcoholic in inner city London Healy doesn t hold back telling his life story of 15 years of homelessness and life with fellow alcoholics and the carnage caused in order to get the next drink He is not looking for sympathy, there is no great ethical or moral tale It is just the sheer truth of the situation which makes this so good.It is a part of life I have cert I finished Modern Classics the Grass Arena An Autobiography yesterday and it was brilliant A gritty account of life as a homeless alcoholic in inner city London Healy doesn t hold back telling his life story of 15 years of homelessness and life with fellow alcoholics and the carnage caused in order to get the next drink He is not looking for sympathy, there is no great ethical or moral John Healy S The Grass Arena Describes With Unflinching Honesty His Experiences Of Addiction, His Escape Through Learning To Play Chess In Prison, And His Ongoing Search For Peace Of Mind This Penguin Classics Edition Includes An Afterword By Colin MacCabe.In His Searing Autobiography Healy Describes His Fifteen Years Living Rough In London Without State Aid, When Begging Carried An Automatic Three Year Prison Sentence And Vagrant Alcoholics Prowled The Parks And Streets In Search Of Drink Or Prey When Not United In Their Common Aim Of Acquiring Alcohol, Winos Sometimes Murdered One Another Over Prostitutes Or A Bottle, Or The Begging Of Money Few Modern Writers Have Managed To Match Healy S Power To Refine From The Brutal Destructive Condition Of The Chronic Alcoholic A Story So Compelling It Is Beyond Comparison.John Healy B 1943 Was Born Into An Impoverished, Irish Immigrant Family, In The Slums Of Kentish Town, North London Out Of School By 14, Pressed Into The Army And Intermittently In Prison, Healy Became An Alcoholic Early On In Life Despite These Obstacles Healy Achieved Remarkable, Indeed Phenomenal Expertise In Both Writing And Chess, As Outlined In The Autobiographical The Grass Arena.If You Enjoyed The Grass Arena, You Might Like Last Exit To Brooklyn, Also Available In Penguin Modern Classics Sober And Precise, Grotesque, Violent, Sad, Charming And Hilarious All At Once Literary Review Beside It, A Book Like Orwell S Down And Out In Paris And London Seems A Rather Inaccurate Tourist Guide Colin MacCabe


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