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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252075773
ISBN-10: 0252075773
Format: Paperback
(5334mm x 3556mm x 330mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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.

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