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Publisher Comments:

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“It is Dr. Sackss gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.” —The Wall Street Journal

Dubbed “the poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times, Oliver Sacks is a practicing neurologist and a mesmerizing storyteller. His empathetic accounts of his patientss lives—and wrily observed narratives of his own—convey both the extreme borderlands of human experience and the miracles of ordinary seeing, speaking, hearing, thinking, and feeling.

Vintage Sacks includes the introduction and case study “Rose R.” from Awakenings (the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie), as well as “A Deaf World” from Seeing Voices; “The Visions of Hildegard” from Migraine; excerpts from “Island Hopping” and “Pingelap” from The Island of the Colorblind; “A Surgeons Life” from An Anthropologist on Mars; and two chapters from Sackss acclaimed memoir Uncle Tungsten.

Synopsis:

Oliver Sacks' empathetic understanding and compelling storytelling ability have turned his accounts of his patients and his own life into literature, as evidenced in "Uncle Tungsten," "Stinks and Bangs," and "Cannery Row" from Uncle Tungsten; the Foreword and "Rose R." from "Awakenings"; "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; and excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400033973
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Neurosciences
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
80
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.55 in 0.2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Oliver Sacks' empathetic understanding and compelling storytelling ability have turned his accounts of his patients and his own life into literature, as evidenced in "Uncle Tungsten," "Stinks and Bangs," and "Cannery Row" from Uncle Tungsten; the Foreword and "Rose R." from "Awakenings"; "A Deaf World" from Seeing Voices; and excerpts from "Island Hopping" and "Pingelap" from The Island of the Colorblind.
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