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Kleege, Georgina 1956-

Works: 6 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 2,668 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: HV1593, 362.41
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Publications about Georgina Kleege
Publications by Georgina Kleege
Most widely held works about Georgina Kleege
Most widely held works by Georgina Kleege
Sight unseen by Georgina Kleege( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,941 libraries worldwide
"This book offers an unexpected and unprecedented account of blindness and sight. Legally blind since the age of eleven, Georgina Kleege draws on her experiences to offer a detailed testimony of visual impairment - both her own view of the world and the world's view of the blind." "Kleege describes the negative social status of the blind, analyzes stereotypes of the blind that have been perpetuated by movies, and discusses how blindness has been portrayed in literature. She vividly conveys the visual experience of someone with severely impaired sight and explains what she can see and what she cannot (and how her inability to achieve eye contact - in a society that prizes that form of connection - has affected her). Finally she tells of the various ways she reads, and the freedom she felt when she stopped concealing her blindness and acquired skills, such as reading braille, as part of a new, blind identity. Without sentimentality or cliches, Kleege offers us the opportunity to imagine life without sight."--BOOK JACKET
Home for the summer by Georgina Kleege( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Blind rage : letters to Helen Keller by Georgina Kleege( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Through a series of letters written by Kleege to Keller, criticizes the Helen Keller myth for its unrealistic model for blind people, yet appreciates Keller as one who found a practical way to live despite the restrictions of her myth
Sight unseen by Georgina Kleege( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Kleege was diagnosed with macular degeneration at the age of eleven and learned coping mechanisms. In eight essays she describes her experiences as well as the cultural aspects of blindness in language, film, and literature. As an author and professor, Kleege outlines the reading process and her delight in learning braille later in life
Georgina Kleege: "Sight Unseen" ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
The visually impaired face challenges every day, not the least of which is combatting the negative sterotypes that permeate our culture through movies and literature. Georgina Kleege, legally blind since the age of eleven, joins Kojo to discuss her new book "Sight Unseen" in which she offers a unique perspective on blind and sighted life
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