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BIBLIOGRAPHY The annotated bibliography that follows was selected from a master list of some 700 items. Hence, the reader of this book should be cautioned not to regard the list as definitive (something a critic hesitates to admit). Moreover, the bibliography has certain limitations in accordance with the purpose expressed in the introduction to this anthology: All the selections are linked in some way to the deaf experience as reflected in prose works by and about deaf people. Because the anthology omits poetry and the literary efforts of deaf-blind writers (there's one exception to the latter, but her work offiction depicts a deaf character), no books are cited in these two areas. The reader should also observe that (1) some selections are not annotated because they appear in the anthology or are adequately described in the introductions and prefaces supplied by the editors (the reader should refer to these and, of course, read the selections; such works are preceded by an asterisk), and (2) works produced by writers who have varying degrees of deafness are simply noted with the term (H.I.) for hearing impaired. The bibliography has followed the current fashion of generalizing varying degrees of deafness so as not to complicate an already difficult task. Any bibliography ofdeafliterature can never be compiled without acknowledging the previous works and efforts that have preceded it, nor can a complete list of those who share an interest in deaf literature appear here. Nevertheless, lowe a special note ofgratitude to Prof. Robert Panara at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a leading scholar in this area, for graciously allowing me to share his articles and notes which have enriched my own research. I must also thank Francis C. Higgins, chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Gallaudet College, who has 331 • Bibliography • provided and will continue to provide items for any bibliography on deafuess and who does so for the sheer love of it. I cannot name the many students who have helped me to compile the master bibliography from which these selections were taken, but I thank them as well. There are numerous reference works of which any bibliographer in deaf literature should avail himself or herself, but unfortunately these are not included here. The reader may be briefly introduced to the subject by referring to Professor Panara's articles in The DeafAmerican and the American Annals ofthe Deaf, Gilbert Braddock's Notable DeafPersons, edited by Florence B. Crammatte, and The Gallaudet Almanac (pp. 260262 ) published by the Gallaudet College Alumni Association. Finally, a special note of thanks goes to Dr. Keith Wright, formerly head librarian, and the staff of the Gallaudet College Library, which houses a strong deaf collection, for their special efforts in my behalf, and to Dr. John S. Schuchman for providing me moral and financial support. It is my hope that this partial listing will lead the reader into the vast but interesting area of deaf literature. DANIEL C. NASCIMENTO, PH. D. 332 • Bibliography • Adams, I. (1928). Heart ofthe woods. New York: Century. Novel containing a noble portrait of deafness, the wife of a college professor, who triumphs over her hearing loss to enjoy a meaningful life. Emphasis on lipreading skills of heroine in French and English. Adams, I. (1933). The dumb man. New York: AppletonCentury . Novel containing a major deafcharacter, Hercule, a fisherman whom the author endows with noble traits ofheroism, loyalty, and kindness. Andrew, P. (1961). Ordeal by silence. New York: Putnam. Novel about a "holy fool," a deaf miracle-worker in Medieval England. By suffering in silence he serves as an example of goodness to men of incontinence, violence, and fraud. Anonymous. (1896). In a silent world: The love story of a deaf mute by the author of "Views of English society. . . ." New York: Dodd, Mead. Charming narrative written with clarity and strength with unusual (for the time) first person deafpoint ofview (major character and narrator is a deafwoman). The story is set in America and various parts of Europe, including England and Germany. The book wanders into sentimental romance and ends on a tragic note linked to the heroine's deafness. Ashley, J. (1973). Journey into silence. London: Bodley Head. (H.I.) Autobiographical account of a member of English Parliament who suffers late onset of total deafness and through perseverance and lipreading skills succeeds as an English politician. No references to signing or manual alphabet. 333 • Bibliography • *Ballin, A. (1930). The deafmute howls. Los Angeles: Grafton . (H.I.) *Batson, T...