A searing, imaginative memoir that pairs two stories, the author's budding self-realization and the race to formulate the theory of evolution.
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Kenny Fries's books include Body, Remember: A Memoir, Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out, Desert Walking: Poems, Anesthesia: Poems, and The Healing Notebooks. He has been a a Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, and received the Creative Capital literature grant. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.Review:
"Such an artful and compelling weaving together, such lovely writing. A really really great book." -- David Rakoff, author of Fraud
A beautiful account blending memory, information and insight so eloquently and uniquely. Reading this book is a rewarding absorbing experience. -- Joanna Scott, author, Various Antidotes
A beautiful and truly original book, for the quality of mind and language I found in it. Fries's reflections on adaptation led me to think in a new way about my own life of adaptations. -- Adrienne Rich
An amazing book--beautiful and unique. Kenny Fries makes dazzling connections between the most intimate details and the most sweeping panoramas, and left me changed by his insights. -- Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven
Beautifully written, fascinating, incredibly original and with a great title. It says something about the human race that is truly profound. I don't know when I have read anything more pertinent or exciting. -- Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Lives of Dogs
Fascinating...With incisive passion, Fries argues that the ideas of Darwin and Wallace yield insights into how disability fits into culture....People adapt in order to survive just as species do. The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory will take you on a remarkable journey of memoir, disability, and culture -- The Washington Blade, June 8, 2007
I read this book with great pleasure, delighted by the unexpected yet perfectly apt conjunctions, by the grace and economy with which the episodes from Darwin's life and key concepts of his work are transposed into a "natural history" of the self with a poet's sense of the telling detail -- Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever and Servants of the Map
In this quietly revolutionary book, Fries gives us his own story, side-by-side with that of Darwin's. The juxtaposition is startling, revelatory, and ultimately redemptive. Big-hearted, generous, deeply human, this is the next wave in identity politics, and you're going to love it. -- Alison Smith, author, Name All The Animals
Kenny Fries explores both "able-bodiedness" and the legacies of Darwin's theory while literally traveling the world. There is no book quite like this and no one who reads these pages will ever forget them. This is a history of our bodies and a travelogue through landscapes and cultural signs that everyone should read in our post-colonial millennium. --Stephen Kuusisto, author, Planet of the Blind
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Descripción Da Capo Press, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0786720077
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