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Planet of the Blind

Author : Stephen Kuusisto
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"The world is a surreal pageant," writes Stephen Kuusisto. "Ahead of me the shapes and colors suggest the sails of Tristan's ship or an elephant's ear floating in air, though in reality it is a middle-aged man in a London Fog rain coat which billows behind him in the April wind." So begins Kuusisto's memoir, Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs. Not fully blind, not fully sighted, the author lives in what he describes as "the customs-house of the blind", a midway point between vision and blindness that makes possible his unique perception of the world. In this singular memoir, Kuusisto charts the years of a childhood spent behind bottle-lens glasses trying to pass as a normal boy, the depression that brought him from obesity to anorexia, the struggle through high school, college, first love, and sex. Ridiculed by his classmates, his parents in denial, here is the story of a man caught in a perilous world with no one to trust--until a devastating accident forces him to accept his own disability and place his confidence in the one relationship that can reconnect him to the world--the relationship with his guide dog, a golden Labrador retriever named Corky. With Corky at his side, Kuusisto is again awakened to his abilities, his voice as a writer and his own particular place in the world around him. Written with all the emotional precision of poetry, Kuusisto's evocative memoir explores the painful irony of a visually sensitive individual--in love with reading, painting, and the everyday images of the natural world--faced with his gradual descent into blindness. Folded into his own experience is the rich folklore the phenomenon of blindness has inspired throughout history and legend.

The Planet of the Blind

Author : Paul Corey
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What would happen to an intelligent, sighted inhabitant of Earth marooned on a planet inhabited by an unsighted people, with a technology equal or superior to his?

Planet of the Blind

Author : Laurence James
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Only Bread Only Light

Author : Stephen Kuusisto
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First poetry book by poet and disability activist who authored the bestseller "Planet of the Blind."

Blindness Through the Looking Glass

Author : Gili Hammer
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Challenges visuality as the dominant mode through which we understand gender, social performance, and visual culture

Eavesdropping A Memoir of Blindness and Listening

Author : Stephen Kuusisto
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The poet-author offers a vivid memoir about listening to the world around him, discussing key episodes in his life, from his youth to his global travels during which he encountered the art of sightseeing by ear.

Researches Relative to the Planet Neptune

Author : Sears Cook Walker
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Journal of Visual Impairment Blindness

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The Venture ed by the pupils of the College for blind sons of gentlemen Worcester

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Motive Forces in the Development of the Earth and Planets

Author : Vasiliĭ Vladimirovich Kesarev
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Have Dog Will Travel

Author : Stephen Kuusisto
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In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind—but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of thirty-eight, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes, paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.

Narrating Vision

Author : Marja Evelyn Mogk
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Scientific American

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Ten Blind Leaders of the Blind

Author : Arthur Morrow Lewis
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The New Beacon

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The Essential Works of Helena Blavatsky

Author : Helena Blavatsky
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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Helena Blavatsky collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The works of Helena Blavatsky will reveal you the secrets Theosophy and its mystical teachings. The nature is not "a fortuitous concurrence of atoms," and will assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe. Content: Isis Unveiled The Secret Doctrine The Key to Theosophy The Voice of the Silence Studies in Occultism From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Nightmare Tales

The Country of the Blind

Author : H. G. Wells
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Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and others.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

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Words on Cassette 2002

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The Insurance Cyclopeadia

Author : Cornelius Walford
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