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Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain

von Sacks, Oliver   (Autor)

Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls "musical misalignments." Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with "amusia," to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

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Revised and Expanded

With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls "musical misalignments." Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with "amusia," to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece. 

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Powerful and compassionate. . . . A book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind. The New York Times Curious, cultured, caring. . . . Musicophilia allows readers to join Sacks where he is most alive, amid melodies and with his patients. The Washington Post Book World Sacks has an expert bedside manner: informed but humble, self-questioning, literary without being self-conscious. Los Angeles Times Sacks spins one fascinating tale after another to show what happens when music and the brain mix it up. Newsweek Sacks once again examines the many mysteries of a fascinating subject. The Seattle Times 

Autoreninfo

Oliver Sacks was a physician, writer, and professor of neurology. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the poet laureate of medicine by The New York Times, Sacks is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,ÿMusicophilia, andÿAwakenings, which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter.ÿHe was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015.


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Random House LCC US

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Medium: Buch
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Seiten: 425
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: September 2008
Auflage: Trade Paperback
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Maße: 200 x 133 mm
Gewicht: 424 g
ISBN-10: 1400033535
ISBN-13: 9781400033539

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