Blind Rage

Blind Rage

Letters to Helen Keller

Book - 2006
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"As a young blind girl, Georgina Kleege repeatedly heard the refrain, “Why can't you be more like Helen Keller?” Kleege's resentment culminates in her book Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller, an ingenious examination of the life of this renowned international figure using 21st-century sensibilities. Kleege's absorption with Keller originated as an angry response to the ideal of a secular saint, which no real blind or deaf person could ever emulate. However, her investigation into the genuine person revealed that a much more complex set of characters and circumstances shaped Keller's life." -- publisher website (March 2007).
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781563682957
1563682958
Branch Call Number: 362.4109 Kle
Characteristics: xi, 209 p. ; 23 cm.

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Manateestarz Jun 21, 2017

This was a wonderfully written, rich, scathing, funny, sympathetic book that introduced me to the idea of Disability Studies.

I really learned to understand the different facets of the author's blindness.

Also a refreshing, irreverent look at HK.

A fantastic book.

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