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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.""--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
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759.912
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Creative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Lennard J
  • Children of deaf parents
  • Deaf parents
  • Deaf
  • Davis, Lennard J
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Children of deaf parents
  • Deaf
  • Deaf parents
  • United States
  • Biografie
  • Gehörlosigkeit
  • Psychosoziale Situation
Label
My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
861792860
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252090943
Lccn
2019718385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2mxhzv
  • e2104721-cfa2-4921-ba67-ca18bd69eadd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792860
Label
My sense of silence : memoirs of a childhood with deafness, Lennard J. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
861792860
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252090943
Lccn
2019718385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2mxhzv
  • e2104721-cfa2-4921-ba67-ca18bd69eadd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792860

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