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The Resource The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude, Howard Axelrod

The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude, Howard Axelrod

Label
The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude
Title
The point of vanishing
Title remainder
a memoir of two years in solitude
Statement of responsibility
Howard Axelrod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been broken, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and still desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, Axelrod retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, at the dead-end of an unmaintained dirt road, he lived without a computer, without a television, and largely without human contact for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove, or snow-shoeing through the trees, he devoted his energies to learning to see again--to paying attention. He needed to find, with society's pressures and rush now removed, what really mattered. He needed to dig down to a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant. What followed was a strange and beautiful series of sensory adventures, shadowed by a haunting descent into the dangers of solitude. A gorgeous search into the profoundly human questions of perception, time, and identity, The Point of Vanishing announces the arrival of a major new literary voice of the timeless--which is to say, a major new voice for our harried times"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Axelrod, Howard
Dewey number
  • 614.5/997092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.A95245
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Axelrod, Howard
  • Young men
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Eye
  • Vision, Monocular
  • Axelrod, Howard
  • Solitude
  • Visual perception
  • Self-perception
  • Vermont
Label
The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude, Howard Axelrod
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Into the Blind Spot -- Part II. Learning to See -- Part III. The Point of Vanishing
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780807075463
Lccn
2015004216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn899226085
  • 1492287
Label
The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude, Howard Axelrod
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Into the Blind Spot -- Part II. Learning to See -- Part III. The Point of Vanishing
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780807075463
Lccn
2015004216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn899226085
  • 1492287

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