Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

Like The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, this can be a interesting voyage right into a unusual and lovely land, a provocative meditation on communique, biology, version, and culture.  In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his realization to the topic of deafness, and the result's a deeply felt portrait of a minority suffering for acceptance and respect--a minority with its personal wealthy, occasionally spectacular, tradition and certain visible language, a rare mode of communique that tells us a lot concerning the foundation of language in listening to humans besides. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an beautiful, in addition to revelatory, work."

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