Monday, July 20, 2009

Frank McCourt: 'Angelas Ashes' ''Tis' 'Teacher Man' - Irish Teacher/Writer Has Passed Away

He had nothing to do with Singapore 60s music but a dedicated teacher and writer, Frank McCourt died yesterday, Sunday, the 19th of July, 2009 at 78 years young.
His poignant tales of his poverty in Ireland and his hilarious classroom interaction with students in New York brought him fame and fortune, and his three books, Angela's Ashes, 'Tis and Teacher Man became best sellers for many years.
To break down their resistance to poetry, he had his students sing Irish songs. He wrote with a fervour and realism that only a classroom teacher could.
A personal salute to a truly wonderful mentor and author. Please read him. No regrets. Yeah! He was a 60s man alright!
Original article: Andy Lim


Roger said...

At least he left a legacy behind. Yes, I'll try to get hold of his books.

Andy Young* said...

Funny, funny, funny. Even when he was at ebb tide, McCourt managed to relate his tales with "a comic eye, a sympathetic heart and the perfect timing of a master storyteller."