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The point of vanishing [electronic resource] : A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude. Howard Axelrod.

Axelrod, Howard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780807075470 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Beacon Press, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Into the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man--a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball. In a skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and left him permanently blinded in his right eye. A week later, he returned to the same dorm room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, he retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods, where he lived without a computer or television, and largely without human contact, for two years. He needed to find, away from society's pressures and rush, a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant.From the...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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