9781590170670

The World I Live In

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590170670

  • ISBN10:

    1590170679

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-01-31
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics

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Summary

Out of print for nearly a century,The World I Live Inis Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous workone that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination, while making the pro-vocative argument that the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language. Standing in the line of the works of Emerson and Thoreau,The World I Live Inis a profoundly suggestive exercise in self-invention, and a true, rediscovered classic of American literature. This new edition ofThe World I Live Inalso includes Helen Keller's early essay "Optimism," as well as her first published work, "My Story," written when she was twelve.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "A World of Words"p. vii
Prefacep. 7
The Seeing Handp. 9
The Hands of Othersp. 16
The Hand of the Racep. 22
The Power of Touchp. 28
The Finer Vibrationsp. 36
Smell, the Fallen Angelp. 43
Relative Values of the Sensesp. 52
The Five-sensed Worldp. 56
Inward Visionsp. 61
Analogies in Sense Perceptionp. 67
Before the Soul Dawnp. 72
The Larger Sanctionsp. 77
The Dream Worldp. 85
Dreams and Realityp. 97
A Waking Dreamp. 103
A Chant of Darknessp. 113
Optimism: An Essay
Optimism Withinp. 127
Optimism Withoutp. 134
The Practice of Optimismp. 148
My Storyp. 161
Notes and Sourcesp. 181
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