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The grass arena

John Healy

The grass arena

an autobiography

by John Healy

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Published by Faber and Faber in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • London
    • Subjects:
    • Healy, John.,
    • Alcoholics -- England -- London -- Biography.,
    • Chess players -- England -- London -- Biography.,
    • Tramps -- England -- London -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Healy ; with an introduction by Colin MacCabe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5447.H43 A3x 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 194 p. :
      Number of Pages194
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2252044M
      ISBN 100571151701
      LC Control Number89129033
      OCLC/WorldCa19589590

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      Jan 11,  · The Grass Arena: an autobiography John Healy Did I enjoy this autobiography? No, not really. However, I'm glad that I read it, despite the fact that it is relentlessly grim. From violent childhood, to lonely adulthood - via the gladiatorial arena of Euston Park, . Faber & Faber published his book, The Grass Arena. It went on to win the JR Ackerley Prize for autobiography. Harold Pinter described it as 'terrific'. A BBC film adaptation was praised to the hilt. Today, you can buy the book as a Penguin Classic, with an introduction by Daniel Day-Lewis.


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The Grass Arena is an autobiography that was made into a British film released in It is based on the true story of John Healy. The book had been out of print for a. 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 /5. Oct 21,  · Buy The Grass Arena: An Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Healy, Colin MacCabe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(73).

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In my case one such book was The Grass Arena, the autobiography of John Healy. First published by Faber in Author: Erwin James. His second book, the novel Streets Above Us, fared less well and is currently out of print.

Film. In The Grass Arena was filmed, and the film, also titled The Grass Arena, won many awards, principally the inaugural Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Jan 19,  · 'The Grass Arena' is an excellent book and a remarkable film. Mark Rylance, of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is outstanding as John Healy.

What makes the film especially moving is that it shows true faith in the human potential/10(5). The Grass Arena paints a bleak picture of a homeless alcoholic, a world that is alien to most of us. A world of violence and depravity. A world that goes unrecognized for what it really is by an indifferent society that is blind and unsympathetic to a problem they would rather ignore than do something about/5(10).

This web site is dedicated to the Chess Champion, author, playwright, boxer, poet John Healy and his powerful autobiography The Grass botanicusart.com Grass Arenawas turned into an award winning film by. Aug 29,  · But throughout this period, The Grass Arena was going around in my head.

My experiences of life on the street and in London’s parks were in technicolor. I managed to pick up a gardening job working for these rich people in Highgate and one day I seen a book on a chair, called The botanicusart.com title intrigued botanicusart.com: Irish Post. His next book Coffee House Chess Tactics is more purely about chess.

It is full of great gambits, sacrifices and swindles. I was going to claim this as an antidote to the emotional roller coaster of The Grass Arena. But I now realise it is a very similar book.

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I had heard about this book for many years before I read it. Ostensibly it is the autobiography of a former alcoholic who chronicles his struggles living rough on the streets of London in a vivid and unique style, but it is more than that. It is the story of determination and rebirth, the tale of a chess champion who overcomes a savage childhood to live again.

A powerful book indeed. The grass arena to which his book title refers was a small London park that was the haunt of mostly Irish and Scottish vagrants, a usually deranged and unpredictable place of crime and the Author: Ian O'riordan. 'The Grass Arena' is an excellent book and a remarkable film.

Mark Rylance, of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is outstanding as John Healy. What makes the film especially moving is that it shows true faith in the human potential. Oct 04,  · On football Saturdays in State College, Pennsylvania, as many as 35, cars and RVs descend on the small rural town, snaking their way toward Beaver Stadium, home of the Nittany Lions.

Get this from a library. The grass arena: an autobiography. [John Healy; Colin MacCabe] -- "John Healy, the son of poor Irish immigrants in London, grows up hardened by violence and soon finds himself overwhelmed by alcoholism.

He ends up in the grass arena: the parks and streets of the. London: Faber and Faber, First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page: John Healy / / Dublin. Accompanying the book is a ticket to a screening of the Irish documentary, Barbaric Genius, on the same date at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

The documentary tells the story of Healy's rise from wino and street thief to chess master and noted novelist. Dec 29,  · A promising career as a boxer is destroyed by drink as he enters The Grass Arena, a savage community of vagrant alcoholics, ruled by psychopaths and peopled by beggars - who will do anything to quench their thirst.

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