The World I Live In and Optimism

The World I Live In and Optimism

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These poetic, inspiring essays offer insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of life's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination. The World I Live In comprises fifteen essays and a poem, qA Chant of Darkness, q all of which originally appeared in The Century Magazine. These brief articles include qThe Seeing Hand, q qThe Hands of Others, q qThe Power of Touch, q qThe Finer Vibrations, q qSmell, the Fallen Angelq qInward Visions, q and other essays. qOptimism, q written while Keller was a college student, offers eloquent observations on acquiring and maintaining a sense of happiness. These essays reflect the author's remarkable achievements, as expressed in her honorary degree from Harvard, the first ever granted to a woman: qFrom a still, dark world she has brought us light and sound; our lives are richer for her faith and her example.q... her struggle against the powers of darkness, with the stout arm of discipline and the light of the manual alphabet, was in two ... Clostera#39;s exclamation about his son, a€œDid I but live to see thee in my touch, Ia#39;d say I had eyes again, a€ is as true to aanbsp;...

Title:The World I Live In and Optimism
Author:Helen Keller
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-03-08


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