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The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays

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These poetic, inspiring essays offer insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of life's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination.
The World I Live In comprisesfifteen essays and a poem, "A Chant of Darkness," all of w
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 14th 2010 by Dover Publications
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Very, very moving. Wasn't expecting this to be so beautiful.
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"The World I Live In" ir fantastiski uzrakstītas biogrāfiskas esejas par aklās un kurlās Helēnas Kelleres pasauli. "Optimism" viņa rakstīja studiju gados... lai gan valodu viņa pārvaldīja lieliski jau tad, visai esejai cauri vijas teicamnieces tonis.
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what did you think of this book the world i lived in and optimisim 1 0 Apr 07, 2012 03:15PM  
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Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the b ...more
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“My fingers are tickled to delight by the soft ripple of a baby's laugh...” 5 likes
“FOR some inexplicable reason the sense of smell does not hold the high position it deserves among its sisters. There is something of the fallen angel about it. When it woos us with woodland scents and beguiles us with the fragrance of lovely gardens, it is admitted frankly to our discourse. But when it gives us warning of something noxious in our vicinity, it is treated as if the demon had got the upper hand of the angel, and is relegated to outer darkness, punished for its faithful service.” 1 likes
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