The World I Live In

Helen KELLER (1888 - 1968)

The World I Live In by Helen Keller is a collection of essays that poignantly tells of her impressions of the world, through her sense of touch, smell, her imagination and dreams.

My hand is to me what your hearing and sight together are to you. In large measure we travel the same highways, read the same books, speak the same language, yet our experiences are different. All my comings and goings turn on the hand as on a pivot. It is the hand that binds me to the world of men and women. The hand is my feeler with which I reach through isolation and darkness and seize every pleasure, every activity that my fingers encounter. With the dropping of a little word from another's hand into mine, a slight flutter of the fingers, began the intelligence, the joy, the fullness of my life. Helen Keller, quoted from her essay, The Seeing Hand (Summary from text and Laura Caldwell)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laura Caldwell
00:02:25
Play 01 The Seeing Hand Laura Caldwell
00:12:03
Play 02 The Hands of Others Laura Caldwell
00:09:46
Play 03 The Hand of the Race Laura Caldwell
00:08:51
Play 04 The Power of Touch Laura Caldwell
00:12:35
Play 05 The Finer Vibrations Laura Caldwell
00:10:19
Play 06 Smell, the Fallen Angel Laura Caldwell
00:11:48
Play 07 Relative Values of the Senses Laura Caldwell
00:05:20
Play 08 The Five-Sensed World Laura Caldwell
00:07:29
Play 09 Inward Visions Laura Caldwell
00:09:08
Play 10 Analogies in Sense Perception Laura Caldwell
00:08:10
Play 11 Before the Soul Dawn Laura Caldwell
00:07:47
Play 12 The Larger Sanctions Laura Caldwell
00:10:37
Play 13 The Dream World Laura Caldwell
00:19:17
Play 14 Dreams and Reality Laura Caldwell
00:08:38
Play 15 A Walking Dream Laura Caldwell
00:14:39
Play 16 A Chant of Darkness Laura Caldwell
00:10:18