By Kim E. Nielsen
Beyond the Miracle Worker, the 1st biography of Macy in approximately fifty years, complicates the common Helen-Annie "feel sturdy" narrative in fantastic methods. by means of telling the lifestyles from Macy's perspective-not Keller's-the biography is the 1st to place Macy squarely on the heart of the tale. It offers a brand new and engaging story a few wounded yet made up our minds lady and her quest for a profitable, significant lifestyles.
Born in 1866 to poverty-stricken Irish immigrants, the parentless and abandoned Macy suffered a part of her formative years within the Massachusetts country Almshouse at Tewksbury. looking get away, in love with literature, and profoundly obdurate, she effectively fought to realize an schooling on the Perkins institution for the Blind.
As an grownup, Macy taught Keller, assisting the woman become aware of her enormous strength, and Macy's intimate friendship with Keller remained robust all through their lives. but as Macy floundered together with her personal blindness, sick wellbeing and fitness, and melancholy, in addition to a tumultuous and triangulated marriage, she got here to lean on her former scholar, emotionally, bodily, and economically.
Based on privately held fundamental resource fabric, together with fabrics at either the yank origin for the Blind and the Perkins institution for the Blind, Beyond the Miracle Worker is revelatory and soaking up, unraveling the best known-and least understood-friendships of the 20th century.
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Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller by Kim E. Nielsen