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The Point of Vanishing
Author: Howard Axelrod

ISBN: 9780807075463
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 December 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.8
Description:
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
 
After losing vision in one eye during his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod found himself in a world where nothing was solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been shattered, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw himself had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and desperate for a sense of orientation, Axelrod retreated to a small house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, he lived with barely any human contact or communication for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove or snow-shoeing through the forest, he devoted his energies to learning to see again-to paying attention and to rediscovering what really matters. A gorgeous memoir of solitude in an age of superficial connection, The Point of Vanishing probes the profoundly human questions of perception, time, identit...

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