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The author, disabled by cerebral palsy, recounts his childhood, his beginnings as a writer, and the adjustments he has been forced to make by his handicap. Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Reprint.
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A remarkable work by several measures, Under the Eye of the Clock is the autobiography--told slyly through a third person alter-ego--of Christopher Nolan, struck at birth with brain damage and left paralyzed, spastic and mute. His first book, Dam-Burst of Dreams, written when he was a teen, was a collection of poems that exploded with linguistic virtuosity, earning him comparisons to Joyce and Yeats. Nolan, whose disability requires that someone cup his chin while he pushes a head-mounted pointer at the keyboard, tells here of battles in an un-handicapped world, the heroic efforts of his family and the sights of Ireland that surround him. The book won England's Whitbread prize.About the Author:
" Christopher Nolan writes by having someone hold his head while he taps at a typewriter with a stick attached to his forehead-his "unicorn stick." He published Dam-Burst of Dreams, a book of poetry, at the age of fifteen, and Under the Eye of the Clock, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 1987, at twenty-one. His acclaimed new novel, The Banyan Tree, is being published simultaneously by Arcade."
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