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The Music of Light By Lindsley Cameron

The Music of Light
by Lindsley Cameron

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The fascinating story of Hikari Oe, the brain-damaged son who inspired the Nobel Prize-winning work of novelist Kenzaburo Oe--acclaimed author of "Hiroshima Notes"--and the only savant composer in the world. of photos.
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The Music of Light: The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe by Lindsley Cameron

The most popular classical composer of our day was born with a medical deformity so severe that his parents had to fight to keep him alive. They named him Hikari, which means "light"; now in his thirties, with an I.Q. of 65, limited language and motor skills, and an inability to express emotions clearly, Hikari has indeed become a beacon of inspiration. He has miraculous musical gifts, including a phenomenal memory and the ability to compose chamber works that have broken sales records and delighted hundreds of thousands of listeners. His father's boundless love for and devotion to Hikari have been inspirational in more than one way. Kenzaburo Oe has written many novels and essays based on the experience of raising his musical-savant son, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1994. Based on exclusive access to the Oe family, as well as interviews with brain specialists and performers of Hikari's music, and including assessments by leading music critics, The Music of Light offers a portrait of uniqueness. Hikari is the only savant known in history who has composed original music. Lindsley Cameron explains how his brain works; how he can express sadness in his music but not with language or his face; and how his musical activities have extended his mental capacities.

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GOR005958076
The Music of Light: The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe by Lindsley Cameron
Lindsley Cameron
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster
1998-06-22
207
0684824094
9780684824093
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