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The Grass Arena : An Autobiography

By (author) John Healy , Afterword by Colin Maccabe

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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 inner city, where beggars, thieves, prostitutes and killers fight for survival and each day brings the question of where to find the next drink. In his searing autobiography Healy 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.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • 31 Jul 2008
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • 0141189592
  • 9780141189598
  • 22,732

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Healy 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 alocholic 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.

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