Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 3, September 2013
pp. 27-42 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0030
This essay traces an association between blindness and intimacy in J.M. Synge’s The Well of the Saints, Florence Barclay’s The Rosary, and D.H. Lawrence’s “The Blind Man,” suggesting that the association participates in an early twentieth-century devaluation of vision and stems from beliefs about knowledge and communication.