Sight Unseen by Ms. Georgina Kleege

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Blind since the age of 11, Georgina Kleege draws on her own experiences to provide this account of visual impairment - both her own view of the world and the world's view of the blind. She addresses topics such as the negative status of the blind and how blindness is portrayed in literature.

About Ms. Georgina Kleege

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Kleege is a novelist, essayist, and translator. She taught writing and literature courses at the University of Oklahoma and at The Ohio State University.
Published March 11, 1999 by Yale University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Well-crafted essays on blindness and sightedness that clarify for the sighted not only what it's like to be blind but what it's like to be perceived as blind.

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In this blend of memoir and pointed cultural criticism, novelist (Home for the Summer), essayist and translator Kleege describes how she has come to terms with being blind in a world that fears and stigmatizes blindness.

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