My Sense of Silence

My Sense of Silence : MEMOIRS OF A CHILDHOOD WITH DEAFNESS

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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. Gracefully slipping through memory, regret, longing, and redemption, My Sense of Silence is an eloquent remembrance of human ties and human failings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 1,564.89g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252075773
  • 9780252075773
  • 2,020,005

About Lennard J. Davis

Lennard J. Davis is a professor of English, Disability and Human Development, and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written several books and published essays in The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications, and he has been a commentator on National Public Radio.show more

Review quote

"This is a man revealing himself, touched and startled by his act of exposure, discovering and offering the old truth: every life matters. Reminding us of this is what memoir does best... An engrossing contribution to the genre." The New York Times Book Review "Davis succeeds brilliantly... An outstanding personal and cultural study of deafness as well as a savvy and moving intellectual and political autobiography." The Bloomsbury Review "[Davis] infuses his writing with humor and the sense of love and respect he developed for his parents...Highly recommended." Library Journalshow more

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