Helen Keller: A Life by Dorothy HerrmannDorothy Herrmanns powerful biography of Helen Keller tells the whole story of the controversial and turbulent relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Herrmann also chronicles Helens doomed love affair, her struggles to earn a living, her triumphs at Radcliffe College, and her work as an advocate for the disabled. Helen Keller has been venerated as a saint or damned as a fraud, but Herrmann shows her to have been a beautiful, intelligent, high-strung, and passionate woman whose life was transformed not only by her disabilities but also by the remarkable people on whose help and friendship she relied.
Fascinating. . . . Stripping away decades of well-meaning sentimentality, Herrmann presents a pair of strong-willed women, who struggled to build their own lives while never forgetting their dependence on each other.—Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor
We meet an entirely unexpected Helen Keller—a woman with deep if concealed ambivalence toward her self-sacrificing teacher; a political radical; and a woman longing for romantic love and the fulfilled sexual life of a woman.—Joan Mellen, Philadelphia Inquirer
Herrmanns portrait of Keller is both fully embodied and unflinchingly candid.—Mary Loeffelholz, Boston Sunday Globe
This well-proportioned biography of the deaf and blind girl who became a great American crusader rescues its subject from the shackles of sainthood without destroying her as an American hero.—Dennis Drabelle, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Herrmanns engrossing biography helps us see beyond the publics fascination with how Keller dealt with her disabilities to discover the woman Keller strived to be.—Nancy Seidman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Perhaps the most intimate biography [of Helen Keller]. [Herrmann] gives her back her sexuality [and] imbues her with a true humanity. . . . Helen Keller: A Life has some of the texture and the dramatic arc of a good novel.—Dinitia Smith, New York Times
June 27 is Helen Keller Day! On this day, we celebrate the life of Helen Keller, activist, writer, educator, and trailblazer. Born deaf-blind in , Ms. Keller, with the help of a gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan , overcame incredible odds to learn how to communicate. Young readers from kindergarten through grade eight will be inspired by reading about her life.
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Skip to main content. Helen Keller Biography. Helen Keller: A Life. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Helen Keller calls the day she understood the basic concept of language was that all things have names "her soul's birthday. Many works on Ms.
Helen Adams Keller June 27, — June 1, was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from Jimmy Carter. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World , she campaigned for women's suffrage , labor rights , socialism , antimilitarism , and other similar causes.
The Story of My Life , first published in , is Helen Keller 's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. It was first published in the Ladies Home Journal in the same year as a series of installments. The book was well received. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Autobiography of Helen Keller.