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The World I Live in and Optimism: A Collection of Essays (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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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 comprises fifteen essays and a poem, "A Chant of Darkness," all of which originally appeared in The Century Magazine.  These brief articles include "The Seeing Hand," "The Hands of Others," "The Power of Touch," "The Finer Vibrations," "Smell, the Fallen Angel" "Inward Visions," and other essays. "Optimism," written while Keller was a college student, offers eloquent observations on acquiring and maintaining a sense of happiness. These essays reflect the author's remarkable achievements, as expressed in her honorary degree from Harvard, the first ever granted to a woman: "From a still, dark world she has brought us light and sound; our lives are richer for her faith and her example."

Synopsis:

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.

Synopsis:

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of the world's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination.

Table of Contents

The World I Live In
Preface
I. The Seeing Hand
II. The Hands of Others
III. The Hand of the Race
IV. The Power of Touch
V. The Finer Vibrations
VI. Smell, the Fallen Angel
VII. Relative Values of the Senses
VIII. The Five-Sensed World
IX. Inward Visions
X. Analogies in Sense Perception
XI. Before the Soul Dawn
XII. The Larger Sanctions
XIII. The Dream World
XIV. Dreams and Reality
XV. A Waking Dream
A Chant of Darkness
 
Optimism
Part I. Optimism Within
Part II. Optimism Without
Part III. The Practice of Optimism
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486473673
Author:
Keller, Helen
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Keller, Helen
Subject:
Senses and sensation
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.32 lb

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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.
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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of the world's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination.
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