Song without words : discovering my deafness halfway through life (Book, 2013) []
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Song without words : discovering my deafness halfway through life

Song without words : discovering my deafness halfway through life

Author: Gerald Shea
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Reveals how the author discovered at the age of thirty-four that he had been partially deaf since childhood and shares how he compensated through his amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal Narrative
Récits personnels
Named Person: Gerald Shea; Gerald Shea; Gerald Shea
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Shea
ISBN: 9780306821936 0306821931
OCLC Number: 808413530
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence Book."
Description: x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The invisible curtain --
House of mysteries --
Voices in the air --
A schoolboy's lyricals --
Gaudeamus --
Law school mysteries --
Language in air, language in light --
The sounds of silence --
A voice untouched --
Glass, steel, and Babel --
All-nighters and ulcers --
Friends and foes --
Poetry and burnout --
Paris in lyricals --
"Shea's not getting it!" --
A brain on overtime --
Hearing aids at last --
The wind in the willows --
Almost whole --
Lilacs and minarets --
International counsel --
Prague, Budapest, and the limits of technology --
Life as a lyrical? --
Freedom --
A second peace.
Responsibility: Gerald Shea.


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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for Best First Book Finalist, Nonfiction (All Authors), New England Book Festival Antonia Fraser, author of My Life with Harold Read more...

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