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Seeing Voices By Oliver Sacks

Seeing Voices
by Oliver Sacks

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By the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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Seeing Voices Summary


Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks

With Seeing Voices Dr Sacks launches us on a journey into the world of the deaf - which he explores with the same passion and insight that have illuminated other human conditions for his readers everywhere.

`Oliver Sacks, blessed with an understanding heart and poetic voice, speaks the language of the deaf. An exquisite, as well as revelatory, work' Studs Terkel

`This scholarly and carefully documented book is a landmark for deaf rights. It makes the gigantic, imaginative leap so essential to understanding total deafness' Jack Ashley, Sunday Telegraph

`Compelling . . . A journey well worth taking . . . One cannot read more than a few pages of Sacks without seeing something in a new way' Los Angeles Times

`Written by a hearing - and caring - neurologist who through empathy and contact has penetrated a long way into deaf culture. What he has written about should be compulsory reading - I do not recall another book which puts the issues so clearly for the rest of us' Alex Comfort, Guardian

`A manifesto characteristically humane and impassioned . . . Once more Sacks proves he is the doyen of science with a human face' Roy Porter, Sunday Times

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Seeing Voices Reviews


"This book will shake your preconceptions about the deaf, about language and about thought... Sacks [is] one of the finest and most thoughtful writers of our time." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Fascinating and richly rewarding... Sacks is a profoundly wise observer." --"The Plain Dealer ""One cannot read more than a few pages of Sacks without seeing something in a new way. His breadth of understanding and expression seems limitless." --"Kansas City Star ""A remarkable book, penetrating, subtle, persuasive... [It] will likely become a classic." --"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

About Oliver Sacks


Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings. Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

Additional information

GOR002601219
Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2009-02-06
240
0330507613
9780330507615
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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