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My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2000] ©2000
Series: Creative nonfiction (Urbana, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lennard J. Davis grew up as the hearing child of deaf parents. In this candid, affecting, and often funny memoir, he recalls the joys and confusions of this special world, especially his complex and sometimes difficult relationships with his working-class Jewish immigrant parents." "Growing up in a crowded one-bedroom South Bronx tenement, Lennard felt himself "a hearing outsider" caught between two worlds. Davis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction, American
Electronic books
Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Lennard J., 1949-
My sense of silence
(DLC) 99006618
(OCoLC)41528371
Named Person: Lennard J Davis; Lennard J Davis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9780252090943 0252090942
OCLC Number: 861792860
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 158 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
The Grain of Sounds; Chapter 2 --
Language and the Word of My Father; Chapter 3 --
The Two Mothers; Chapter 4 --
Brother's Keeper; Chapter 5 --
Honeymoon with Mom; Chapter 6 --
Schooling; Chapter 7 --
Adolescence; Chapter 8 --
College and Other Awakenings; Epilogue.
Series Title: Creative nonfiction (Urbana, Ill.)
Responsibility: Lennard J. Davis.
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Describes the author's relationships with his working-class Jewish immigrant parents. This book tells of his adult involvement with CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) and of coming to terms with a  Read more...

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Selected as an "Editors Choice" by the Chicago Tribune "This is a man revealing himself, touched and startled by his act of exposure, discovering and offering the old truth: every life matters. Read more...

 
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