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Twilight - Losing Sight, Gaining Insight

Henry Grunwald

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Description:

In 1992, when Henry Grunwald missed a glass into which he was pouring water, he assumed that he needed new eyeglasses, not that the incident was a harbinger of darker times. But in fact Grunwald was entering the early stages of macular degeneration -- a gradual loss of sight that affects almost 15 million Americans yet remains poorly understood and is, so far, incurable. Now, in Twilight, Grunwald chronicles his experience of disability: the clouding of his sight, and the daily struggle to overcome its physical and psychological implications; the discovery of what medicine can and cannot do to restore sight; his compulsion to understand how the eye works, its evolution, and its symbolic meaning in culture and art. Grunwald gives us an autobiography of the eye -- his visual awakening as a child and young man, and again as an older man who, facing the loss of sight, feels a growing wonder at the most ordinary acts of seeing. This is a story not merely about seeing but about living; not merely about losing sight but about gaining insight. It is a remarkable meditation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

2h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:37