Leg to Stand On

Heftet / 2011 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780330507622
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Vekt
188 gr
Høyde
197 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
13 mm
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Leg to Stand On

Heftet / 2011 / Engelsk
'Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent' - Observer When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position - that of patient. The injury itself was severe, but straightforward to fix; the psychological effects, however, were far less easy to predict, explain, or resolve: Sacks experienced paralysis and an inability to perceive his leg as his own, instead seeing it as some kind of alien and inanimate object, over which he had no control. A Leg to Stand On is both an account of Sacks' ordeal and subsequent recovery, and an exploration of the ways in which mind and body are inextricably linked.
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The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a genuine communicator. The value of this book lies in its willingness to combine the technical and the demonic, to admit poetry and philosophy and the religious impulse. It is also intensely personal, and affirms the community of human experience. * Observer *In every way a marvellously rich and thoughtful tale. * Sunday Telegraph *A remarkable, generous, vivid and thoroughly intelligent piece of writing. * Sunday Times *
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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.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780330507622
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Picador
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Vekt
188 gr
Høyde
197 mm
Bredde
130 mm
Tykkelse
13 mm
Se alle
Forfatter

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