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Author Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- author.

Title Places I've taken my body : essays / Molly McCully Brown.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Persea Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY BROWN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  818.603 BRO    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  818.603 BROWN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  818.6 BRO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  818.6 BROWN    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 215 pages ; 19 cm
Summary "In sixteen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body-in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of-indeed, in response to-physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between these locales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious conversion, a missing twin, a life in poetry. As she does, she depicts vividly for us not only her own life but a striking array of sites and topics, among them Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the world's oldest anatomical theater, the American Eugenics movement, and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Throughout, Brown offers us the gift of her exquisite sentences, woven together in consideration, always, of what it means to be human-flawed, potent, feeling"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- -- Travel.
Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- -- Religion.
Women poets, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Cerebral palsied -- United States -- Biography.
Lone twins -- United States -- Psychology.
Cerebral palsied. (OCoLC)fst00851303
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Women poets, American. (OCoLC)fst01178325
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Essays.
Other Form: Online version: Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- Places i've taken my body New York : Persea Books, 2020. 9780892555154 (DLC) 2019044337
ISBN 9780892555130 (hardcover)
0892555130 (hardcover)
9780892555154 (epub)
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