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Shelby Co PL - Morristown Branch 821.92 ANT (Text) 78731000522270 New books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781951142421
  • Physical Description: 81 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2021.

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"In the wake of his father's death, the speaker in Raymond Antrobus' The Perseverance travels to Gaudi's cathedral in Barcelona. Ruminating on the idea of silence and sound, he wonders whether acoustics really can bring us closer to God. As he receives information through his hearing aid technology, he considers how deaf people are included in this idea: "Even though," he says, "I have not heard / the golden decibel of angels, / I have been living in a noiseless / palace where the doorbell is pulsating / light and I am able to answer." So begins a stunning examination of a d/Deaf experience alongside meditations on loss, grief, education, and language, both spoken and signed. With a global scope and a deep intimacy, Antrobus draws on family and historical figures to create a chorus of voices: on the page, in our mouths, in our hands and ears. The Perseverance is a book about communication and connection, about cultural inheritance, about identity in a hearing world that takes everything for granted, about the dangers we may find-both individually and as a society-if we fail to understand each other"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: English poetry > 21st century.
Genre: Poetry.

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