Author: Frances Itani
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555846548
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A gorgeously moving, old-fashioned novel” about a woman’s life, loves, and self-discovery on the eve the Great War (O, The Oprah Magazine). At the age of five, Grania O’Neill the daughter of hardworking Irish hoteliers in small town Ontario, emerges from a bout of scarlet fever profoundly deaf, and suddenly sealed off from the world that was just beginning to open for her. While her guilt-plagued mother cannot accept it, Grania finds beloved allies in both her grandmother and her older sister, Tress. It isn’t until she’s enrolled in the Ontario School for the Deaf in Bellville, that Grania really begins to thrive. In time, it’s also where she falls for Jim Lloyd, a hearing man with whom Grania creates a new emotional vocabulary that encompasses both sound and silence. But just two weeks after their wedding, Jim leaves to serve as a stretcher bearer on the blood-soaked battlefields of Flanders. During this long war of attrition, Jim and Grania’s letters back and forth—both real and imagined—attempt to sustain their young love in a world as brutal as it is hopeful. A “brilliantly lucid and masterfully sustained” ode to language—how it can console, imprison, and liberate—Francis Itani’s award-winning, international bestselling debut novel “has the integrity of an achieved artistic vision, the kind of power that is generally associated with the gracious, crystalline prose of Grace Paley, the flagrantly good, good lines of Robert Lowell and W. H. Auden’s poetry” (Kaye Gibbons, author of A Virtuous Woman).

The deafening silence

Author: Rafael Medoff
Publisher: Carol Pub Group
ISBN: 9780933503632
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The archives of several American Jewish organizations as well as the personal papers of prominent Jewish leaders are used by the author to present an objective study of the American Jewish Community's response to the Nazi persecution of Jews.

A Deafening Silence

Author: Romito, Patrizia
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861349613
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This book analyses male violence against women and children, and the mechanisms society develops to push it out of sight.

After The Deafening

Author: Gerard Woodward
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448130255
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With the publication of his first book, HOUSEHOLDER, Gerard Woodward emerged as one of the most talented and unusual new poets of the 1990s. In his forthcoming collection AFTER THE DEAFENING, Woodward's powerful imagination, and the details of everyday life take on an extraordinary and exotic significance. 'A kind of punk anthropologist, his unsettling imagination violates all the thresholds between inner and outer. ' LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS 'Vivid and rarely whimsical' OBSERVER 'There are enough poems in this collection which are both felt AND written to justify Woodward's claim on our attention. Where he exhibits emotional generosity, he is very good indeed. ' Carol Ann Duffy

Deafening Modernism

Author: Rebecca Sanchez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479805556
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Deafening Modernism tells the story of modernism from the perspective of Deaf critical insight. Working to develop a critical Deaf theory independent of identity-based discourse, Rebecca Sanchez excavates the intersections between Deaf and modernist studies. She traces the ways that Deaf culture, history, linguistics, and literature provide a vital and largely untapped resource for understanding the history of American language politics and the impact that history has had on modernist aesthetic production. Discussing Deaf and disability studies in these unexpected contexts highlights the contributions the field can make to broader discussions of the intersections between images, bodies, and text. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches, including literary analysis and history, linguistics, ethics, and queer, cultural, and film studies, Sanchez sheds new light on texts by T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Charlie Chaplin, and many others. By approaching modernism through the perspective of Deaf and disability studies, Deafening Modernism reconceptualizes deafness as a critical modality enabling us to freshly engage topics we thought we knew.

Deafening Vibrations

Author: Mike Haszto
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481755889
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Matt Wilson is much like any other normal child growing up on Long Island in the 1970's, but he has one thing that possesses him He wakes up wanting to play, he eats thinking about playing, and he sleeps with dreams about playing. Obsessed? Not really...just a product of his time and his environment. One day everything changes. And Matt is forced to adjust... Read the tale of a boy battling adversity at every turn, every pitch as he comes of age...

WTFO The Silence Is Deafening

Author: Khaled Hafid
ISBN: 1105972356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A young Marine Staff Sergeant finally tells the tale of his two year experience in dealing with deployment, conflict, death and recovery. With a unique upbringing as an Arab-American, he wrestles with his beliefs and emotions, while trying to make sense of everything around him. It is a story of triumph from sadness, victory from the jaws of defeat. Follow him through his journey and see what becomes of him.