When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series Vol. 6)

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When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series Vol. 6)
Authors: Raymond Luczak
Year: 2007
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781563683480
ISBN 10: 1563683482
Categorie: Sign Language
Pages: 181
Edition: 1st

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When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series, Vol. 6) Raymond Luczak
The Sixth Volume in the Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series George M. Teegarden (1852-1936) taught at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for 48 years, established the printing department, and also served as the first editor of the school’s magazine. Despite these significant contributions, his greatest gift to deaf people was his skill as a writer and poet who was deaf, as readers will discover in When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden. Editor Raymond Luczak selected Teegarden’s prose in When I Am Dead from several books, including Raindrop, and Stories, Old and New. Noting that these stories were never written for hearing readers, Luczak marvels at Teegarden’s ability to write English prose that the ASL-familiar reader would find incredibly easy to transliterate. By employing a rich blend of original stories and revisions of fables and myths, Teegarden taught his students the importance of improving their reading and writing skills to outfit them “for the battle of life.” He produced a body of work that Luczak characterizes as “a breath of fresh air: quick, painless, and usually told with a sense of wonder.” Luczak’s choice of poems came from Teegarden’s self-published volume Vagrant Verses, a summation of his affection for Gallaudet College, the Deaf community, and all deaf people. The eponymous poem “When I Am Dead” articulates concisely the beliefs that directed Teegarden’s life of service: “When I am dead, I hope to be Remembered—this is true— Not for my wit or vanities But what I did for you.”
Categories:
Poetry – American Poetry
Year:
2007
Edition:
1st
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
181
ISBN 10:
1563683482
ISBN 13:
9781563683480
Series:
Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series, Vol. 6
File:
519 KB

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