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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
  • Axelrod, Howard
  • Axelrod, Howard
  • Young men
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Eye
  • Vision, Monocular
  • Solitude
  • Visual perception
  • Self-perception
  • Vermont
  • Self-perception
  • People with visual disabilities
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • NATURE
  • Homes
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Self-perception
  • Solitude
  • Visual perception
  • Young men
  • United States
  • Vermont
  • Personer med synskada
  • Synskador
  • Ungdomar
  • Förenta staterna
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
Control code
ocn899226085
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780807075463
Lccn
2015004216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899226085
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
Control code
ocn899226085
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780807075463
Lccn
2015004216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899226085

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