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The Resource My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis

My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis

Label
My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness
Title
My sense of silence
Title remainder
memoirs of a childhood with deafness
Statement of responsibility
Lennard J. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lennard J. Davis grew up as the hearing child of deaf parents. In this candid, affecting, and often funny memoir, he recalls the joys and confusions of this special world, especially his complex and sometimes difficult relationships with his working-class Jewish immigrant parents." "Growing up in a crowded one-bedroom South Bronx tenement, Lennard felt himself "a hearing outsider" caught between two worlds. Davis recounts childhood loneliness and fear, adolescent frustration compounded by embarrassment at his parents' deafness, and intellectual aspirations that ran counter to their compliant stoicism. He vividly describes his father's devotion to race walking and to televised baseball games, a trip to England with his mother on the Queen Elizabeth, and his successful efforts to relocate his family to a better apartment. He also recounts his problematic relationship with his elder brother, whom he both idolized and feared, and his college years at Columbia University, where (to his parents' chagrin) he participated in the historic campus demonstrations of May 1968." "In a moving epilogue, Davis tells of his adult involvement with CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) and of coming to terms with a surprising realization. "Though I was hearing," he says, "deafness was in me.""--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lennard J.
Dewey number
  • 306.874/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759.912
LC item number
.D38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Creative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf parents
  • Deaf
  • Children of deaf parents
  • Deaf
  • Davis, Lennard J
Label
My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grain of sounds -- Language and the word of my father -- The two mothers -- Brother's keeper -- Honeymoon with mom -- Schooling -- Adolescence -- College and other awakenings
Control code
41528371
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780252025334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99006618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grain of sounds -- Language and the word of my father -- The two mothers -- Brother's keeper -- Honeymoon with mom -- Schooling -- Adolescence -- College and other awakenings
Control code
41528371
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780252025334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99006618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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