* ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World – he has only seagulls as playmates.’ 1949 newspaper article * Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin had a unique childhood – he was the last child brought up on the Blasket Islands of Ireland’s southwest ...
Author: Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
* ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World – he has only seagulls as playmates.’ 1949 newspaper article * Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin had a unique childhood – he was the last child brought up on the Blasket Islands of Ireland’s southwest coast. The nearest in age was his uncle who was thirty years older. In this affectionate memoir, Gearóid recalls growing up on the island without a doctor, priest, school, church or electricity. Despite public perception of this small, vulnerable fishing community, he remembers a wonderful childhood, cherished by parents and neighbours. His memories are entwined with the beliefs and customs handed down through the generations and are an insight into life on the Blaskets. He speaks with authority of the difficulties and challenges facing the final generation on the island. The Blaskets, with their deserted, crumbling cottages, will live on, in part due to the invaluable memories of the last child of the Great Blasket Island. • Also available: From the Great Blasket to America by Michael Carney
THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD First light of the long-dreaded day found
the loneliest boy in the world fretting intensely and rapidly pacing,
counterclockwise, the perimeter ofhis large room. There. In precisely four hours
the doorbell ...
Author: Franz Wright
A genre-bending collection of prose poems from Pulitzer Prize–winner Franz Wright brings us surreal tales of childhood, adolescence, and adult awareness, moving from the gorgeous to the shocking to a sense of peace. Wright’s most intimate thoughts and images appear before us in dramatic and spectral short narratives: mesmerizing poems whose colloquial sound and rhythms announce a new path for this luminous and masterful poet. In these journeys, we hear the constant murmured “yes” of creation—“it will be packing its small suitcase soon; it will leave the keys dangling from the lock and set out at last,” Wright tells us. He introduces us to the powerful presences in his world (the haiku master Basho, Nietzsche, St. Teresa of Avila, and especially his father, James Wright) as he explores the continually unfolding loss of childhood and the mixed blessings that follow it. Taken together, the pieces deliver the diary of a poet—“a fairly good egg in hot water,” as he describes himself—who seeks to narrate his way through the dark wood of his title, following the crumbs of language. “Take everything,” Wright suggests, “you can have it all back, but leave for a little the words, of all you gave the most mysteriously lasting.” With a strong presence of the dramatic in every line, Kindertotenwald pulls us deep into this journey, where we too are lost and then found again with him.
People don ' t coordinate suicide on a global stage for a good string of headlines
, know what I mean ? Something else is going down . ... worn out , he traveled
home . Entombed in the stillness of his home , Stu experienced the loneliest night
Author: Dean Briggs
Publisher: W Publishing Group
After a malignant computer virus named "Sleeper" infects the global computer network, millions of people around the world start dying, and somehow eight-year-old Joshua Chisom is the only one who can save them.
But it's true. With no caterers or “help” of any kind, I'd stick a big roast beef in the
oven (the only two times I ever actually lit the oven, I think), open ... have all
known loneliness. I think my own loneliest The Best Little Boy in the World Grows
Author: Andrew Tobias
Publisher: Ballantine Books
John Reid's The Best Little Boy in the World was hailed as a classic memoir of growing up gay in a straight world. But "John Reid" didn't write it. Years would pass before the writer could reveal his true identity as Andrew Tobias, America's bestselling financial guru, author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need. Now, twenty-five years later, Tobias, proud to use his real name, brings his remarkable life story up to date. Writing with his customary charm and frank humor, Tobias tells of love affairs and heartbreak, hot New York parties and tough political battles, the excitement of genuine social change and the tragedy of seeing dear friends die young. Here too are the unforgettable scenes of Tobias revealing his sexual orientation not only to his parents but to the president of the United States. The author is an irresistible companion as he shares with us his proud stories, embarrassing confessions, and hilarious musings on "the homosexual lifestyle." Witty, heartfelt, and wonderfully affirming in every sense, this is Andrew Tobias's finest book to date.
... the final evacuation in 1953 , there were only 20 souls left ; for a while the
island school catered for just one small boy . A newspaper article at the time
headlined a story about the boy , Gearóid Ó Catháin , as ' The Loneliest Boy in
the World ...
Author: Elizabeth Healy
Publisher: Wolfhound Press (IE)
First published in 1995, this is a journey around Ireland's literary landscape. Elizabeth Healy has travelled twenty routes on her all-Ireland circuit. Visiting monastery and mountain range, holy well and mansion house, the hidden Ireland and its public face, she leads us from Synge's Wicklow and O'Connor's Cork through Kerry's old and new traditions, all along the western seaboard, out to Liam O'Flaherty's Aran islands. Rekindling the lyric mood with Yeats at Knocknarea, the reader will discover the Donegal of Peader O'Donnell, Derry of the playwrights, Heaney's Mossbawn, Ben Kiely's Tyrone. Via Belfast into Antrim's glens in the company of the Brontes, Macneice, Hewitt, Carson - a host of voices; and reenact the tale of The Tain. The youthful villages of Goldsmith, Lavin, Kavanagh, Edgeworth, McGahern and others prepare us for Dublin's myriads of literary streets and fictions. With Wilde, Shaw and Swift, Ocasy, Joyce and Beckett - pouring words upon cityscapes, and finally entering the Liffey to complete the journey.
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Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Antique Trader
Record expert Neely shows what to look for when collecting vinyl records by some of today's hottest recording artists, including Madonna, Prince, U2, REM, and Garth Brooks. 200 photos.
Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Provides an A-Z listing of records from popular artists and bands with prices listed for "near mint" copies and an explanation of how to figure out the price of copies in a range of conditions.
First he had to suffer through the separation from his mother when he was taken
at age three to the Forbidden City and proclaimed the next ruler . Then at eight ,
his nurse was sent away . “ He was the loneliest boy on earth , ” Bertolucci said .
Author: Judy Stone
Drawn mostly from her long-running film criticism column for the San Francisco Chronicle Stone interviews over 200 filmmakers from 40 countries and elicits information and opinion about their underlying views of the world, and the political and cultural contexts of their films. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR