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by Lennard J. Davis




Upon the death of his father Morris at age 82, Lennard Davis found among his effects a trove of letters, kept in careful chronological order, that dated from 1936. The letters ended in 1938, when Eva Weintrobe came to America to marry Morris, and they provide the core of Shall I Say A Kiss?, their courtship by correspondence.

Shall I Say A Kiss? opens a window into the lives of two working-class, Jewish, British, Deaf people in the 1930s, by offering an account of their "lived" experience during the tumultuous times just prior to World War II. Mostly written by Eva, the letters focus further as a record of the opinions of a young, working-class, Deaf woman about to embark upon marriage and life in a new country. The challenges she faced, including de facto barriers for both deaf and Jewish immigrants, and the prospect of uniting with a man she knew mostly through his letters alone, make for a compelling and emotional trip through her life. Shall I Say A Kiss? serves as a singular social document and also as an engaging and often moving narrative that will win audiences among academics and romantics alike.

Download Shall I Say A Kiss?: The Courtship Letters of a Deaf Couple, 1936-1938 epub
ISBN: 1563680769
ISBN13: 978-1563680762
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Lennard J. Davis
Language: English
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press; 1 edition (March 3, 1999)
Pages: 159 pages
ePUB size: 1622 kb
FB2 size: 1772 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 681
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Xtani
This book came with in a few days, hard cover good shape. I just started reading it and am about half way done, I love this book and am recommending it to two of my friends. I am even thinking about buying it as a gift. Its a real life love store with lots of real life experiences to think about.
Tekasa
Great book. Kudos to Lennard J. Davis for writing about his deaf parents. In his own way, it was his loving tribute to them.
Good insight about discrimination in the 1930's among the deaf and Jewish culture.