Touching the Rock

Hull, John

Verlag: Pantheon, 1991
ISBN 10: 0679401687 / ISBN 13: 9780679401681
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Inhaltsangabe: Shortly after John Hull went blind, after years of struggling with failing vision, he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship, submerging into another, unimaginable world. The power of this calmly eloquent, intensely perceptive memoir lies in its thorough navigation of the world of blindness -- a world in which stairs are safe and snow is frightening, where food and sex lose much of their allure and playing with one's child may be agonizingly difficult. As he describes the ways in which blindness shapes his experience of his wife and children, of strangers helpful and hostile, and, above all, of his God, Hull becomes a witness in the highest, true sense. Touching the Rock is a book that will instruct, move, and profoundly transform anyone who reads it.

"John Hull goes a long way toward taking us with him through his descent into total blindness...He lets us see with no trace of self-pity or self-praise how blindness has become far him a genuine acquisition, an unforeseeably rich gift that has made of him what so few of us are: excellent watchers and hearers of the world...triumphant in the teeth of ruin". -- Reynolds Price

Inhaltsangabe: Touching the Rock is a unique exploration of that distant, infinitely strange, 'other world' of blindness. John Hull writes of odd sounds and echoes, of people without faces, of a curious new relationship between waking and dreaming, of a changed perception of nature and human personality. He reveals a world in which every human experience, eating and lovemaking, playing with children and buying drinks in the bar, is transformed. 'The observation is minute, and it is also profound: everything is pondered, explored, to its limit - every experience turned this way and that until it yields its full harvest of meanings. The incisiveness of Hull's observation, the beauty of his language, make this book poetry . . .' Oliver Sacks, from the foreword

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Titel: Touching the Rock
Verlag: Pantheon
Erscheinungsdatum: 1991
Einband: Hardcover
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Hull, John M.
Verlag: NY Pantheon (1990). (1990)
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Buchbeschreibung NY Pantheon (1990)., 1990. VG in G DJ. A recently remarried university lecturer in midcareer was forced to acknowlege that the dark areas of his vision have finally overwhelmed his field of vision. From that point on as he later wrote, "I began to take up residence in another world." DJ edge wear. 1st Amer ed. Artikel-Nr. 028595

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Hull, John M.:
Verlag: Arrow Books Ltd, (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099875004 ISBN 13: 9780099875000
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Buchbeschreibung Arrow Books Ltd, 1991. Softcover/Paperback. Auflage: New edition. 165 S. Einband etw. berieben u. bestaubt SL07 9780099875000 *.* Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 230. Artikel-Nr. 164282

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