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Planet of the blind

by Stephen Kuusisto

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Published by Delta Trade Paperbacks in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blind,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    Kuusisto translates his opaque, kaleidoscopic world of sahpe and color into poetic and luminous prose.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesPlanet of the blind : a memoir
    StatementStephen Kuusisto
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV1792.K88 A3 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination194 pages ;
    Number of Pages194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26368437M
    ISBN 100385333277
    ISBN 109780385333276
    OCLC/WorldCa40584562

    Compare book prices from over , booksellers. Find Planet of the Blind () by Kuusisto, Stephen/5(). The sightless Kuusisto escorts readers across the planet of the blind on a somber, exquisitely phrased, ultimately uplifting visit. So powerful is his narration that it will alter the reader's.

    Back in I had the good fortune to publish my first book of nonfiction: a memoir entitled “Planet of the Blind”. I've since been very fortunate to hear from hundreds of people from all over the world. Please join our community and share your thoughts. It's just not the same without you. Warm regards.   Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”); and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light and Letters to Borges.A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Iowa, Hobart and Brand: Simon & Schuster.

    So begins Kuusisto's memoir, Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs. Not fully blind, not fully sighted, the author lives in what he describes as "the customs-house of the blind", a midway point between vision and. Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”); and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light and Letters to Borges.A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Iowa, Hobart and Released on: Ma


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So begins Kuusisto's memoir, "Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs.

Not fully blind, not fully sighted, the author lives Planet of the blind book what he describes as "the customs-house of the blind," a midway point between vision and blindness that makes possible his unique perception of the by: Planet of the Blind is a brilliant written memoir of one man's experience with visual impairment.

His lyrical description of how he sees the world is captivating. I learned so much about what it means to be ableist, without any sort of confrontation or bullying from the author/5.

Blind since birth, he is the author of two memoirs, Planet of the Blind and Eavesdropping, as well as a collection of poems, Only Bread, Only Light. A Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Kuusisto serves as the director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University.5/5(1).

John Clute says Corey's novel is "a variation on the theme of the one-eyed man in the country of the blind (for sf) by H G Wells in `The Country of the Blind' ()".

Blindness may be a similarity between the two stories, but the most pertinent similarity (borrowed or ripped off?) is the blind population's insistence the those with vision are inferior; in Corey's novel, the sighted are considered animals while Reviews: 1. The daughters of the six richest men on Dairon are kidnapped by an Planet of the blind book enemy of Simon Rack and taken to the sixth planet in the Tarkon system.

The planet called Raiol. On Raiol the serene river of time develops vicious whirlpools. Pools that can carry one to a nameless past or to an unimaginable future/5. An astonishing, occasionally dismaying, and sometimes heart-breaking glimpse of life on the planet of the blind.

(Author tour) A masterful coming-out story in Author: Stephen Kuusisto. In I published a memoir entitled “ Planet of the Blind ” and much to my delight some good reviewers praised the book. The memoir received strong reviews in The New York Times and USA Today and suddenly I was invited to be a guest on National Public Radio’s superb program “Talk.

ABOUT: Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”); and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light and Letters to Borges.

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So begins Kuusisto's memoir, "Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs.

Not fully blind, not fully sighted, the author lives in what he describes as "the customs-house of the blind," a midway point between vision and blindness that makes possible his unique perception of the world/5(22).

So begins Kuusisto's memoir, Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, or simple triumphs/5(2).

Blind since birth, he is the author of two memoirs, Planet of the Blind and Eavesdropping, as well as a collection of poems, Only Bread, Only Light. A Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Kuusisto serves as the director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University/5(2).

About Planet of the Blind "The world is a surreal pageant," writes Stephen Kuusisto. "Ahead of me the shapes and colors suggest the sails of Tristan’s ship or an elephant’s ear floating in air, though in reality it is a middle-aged man in a London Fog rain coat which billows behind him in the April wind.".

Stephen Kuusisto is legally blind, and for nearly all his life he has had severe visual impairments. He is a gifted writer, so his memoir of his life is a pleasure to read. He was born in New Hampshire inand much of his childhood was devoted to making up for his disability.

He read books, rode his bicycle, and watched TV. His mother insisted that he learn to type. A masterful coming-out story in which the author's secret life involves not sexuality but blindness. Kuusisto, with a condition of the retinas that left him legally blind at birth, was raised by parents who denied his handicap.

Consequently, he grew up disavowing his blindness and pretending to be able to see much better than he really could. He sees, he writes, ""through smeared and broken. Planet Of The Blind. By STEPHEN KUUSISTO But often a blind person experiences a series of veils: I stare at the world through smeared and broken windowpanes.

Ahead of me the shapes and colors suggest the sails of Tristan's ship or an elephant's ear floating in air, though in reality it is a middle-aged man in a London Fog raincoat that. Get this from a library. Planet of the blind. [Stephen Kuusisto] -- "Stephen Kuusisto has been legally blind since birth, and in this stunning memoir he has succeeded in translating his opaque, kaleidoscopic world of shape and color into poetic and luminous.

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Planet of the Blind tells his story - the years of a lonely childhood spent behind bottle-lens glasses, the consuming fear of ridicule and derision, the struggle through college that brings him from obesity to anorexia.

With his nose pressed into the spine of a book in furious attempts to read, riding a bicycle at insane speeds, never truly knowing the face of his first lover, he stumbles through half a lifetime /5(31).Blindness (Portuguese: Ensaio sobre a cegueira, meaning Essay on Blindness) is a novel by Portuguese author José is one of his most famous novels, along with The Gospel According to Jesus Christ and Baltasar andSaramago received the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Blindness was one of his works noted by the committee when announcing the : José Saramago.So begins Kuusisto's memoir, Planet of the Blind, a journey through the kaleidoscope geography of the partially-sighted, where everyday encounters become revelations, struggles, Read Full Overview5/5(5).