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Kleege, Georgina 1956-

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Works: 9 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 2,835 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, zxx
Classifications: HV1624.K4, B
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Publications about Georgina Kleege
Publications by Georgina Kleege
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Most widely held works by Georgina Kleege
Sight unseen by Georgina Kleege( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 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."--Jacket
Home for the summer by Georgina Kleege( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
When a mentally-ill teenager returns home from the hospital her family is confronted by her violence and cruelty and devastated by her secret
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
What her body taught (or, teaching about and with a disability) : a conversation by Brenda Jo Brueggemann( Article )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Aural cultures ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
The object reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Recopilación de escritos de los siglos XX y XXI acerca de los objetos y su diversidad de roles, dinámicas y capacidades
Blind rage : letters to Helen Keller by Georgina Kleege( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"As a young blind girl, Georgina Kleege repeatedly heard the refrain, "Why can't you be more like Helen Keller?" Kleege's resentment culminates in her book Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller, an ingenious examination of the life of this renowned international figure using 21st-century sensibilities. Kleege's absorption with Keller originated as an angry response to the ideal of a secular saint, which no real blind or deaf person could ever emulate. However, her investigation into the genuine person revealed that a much more complex set of characters and circumstances shaped Keller's life. Blind Rage employs an adroit form of creative nonfiction to review the critical junctures in Keller's life. The simple facts about Helen Keller are well-known: how Anne Sullivan taught her deaf-blind pupil to communicate and learn; her impressive career as a Radcliffe graduate and author; her countless public appearances in various venues, from cinema to vaudeville, to campaigns for the American Foundation for the Blind. But Kleege delves below the surface to question the perfection of this image. Through the device of her letters, she challenges Keller to reveal her actual emotions, the real nature of her long relationship with Sullivan, with Sullivan's husband, and her brief engagement to Peter Fagan. Kleege's imaginative dramatization, distinguished by her depiction of Keller's command of abstract sensations, gradually shifts in perspective from anger to admiration. Blind Rage criticizes the Helen Keller myth for prolonging an unrealistic model for blind people, yet it appreciates the individual who found a practical way to live despite the restrictions of her myth."--Publisher's website
 
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