On sight & insight : : a journey into the world of blindness

Title On sight & insight : : a journey into the world of blindness
Names Hull, John M.
Hull, John M. Touching the rock.
Book Number DB115529
Title Status In Process
Language English
Annotation "In 1983, finally forced to accept his now total blindness, John Hull began to keep a cassette diary. In it he recorded his daily experiences, his thoughts and impressions, things that puzzled or delighted him. This book is the result. It is not the journal of howa blind man struggled against and overcame the new difficulties he encountered; rather it offers a unique journey into the 'other world' of blindness, an insight into the almost spiritual transition from being a sighted person who cannot see, to being a blind person. John Hull presents a world where people have no faced, including himself; a world of vivid dreams; a world in which his perception of sound, silence, time and space are gradually but dramatically transformed as his sight fades. He relates his interactions with other people and the practical details of his changed life, such as moving around at a party and walking home. And most fascinating of all, he describes his relationships with his young children, and their growing understanding of his blindness and what it means. For the sighted reader, On Sight and Insight not only provides a moving portrayal of the experience of being blind, it also gives a heightened awareness of the role of sight in our lives, which goes way beyond the ability to see." -- Dust jacket.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Nonfiction
Biography - BIO
Disability Interest - DIS
LC Subject Autobiographies
Blind - England - Biography
Call Number B 362.41 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Recorded from: Oxford, England : Oneworld Publications, 1997. 1851681418
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