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Musicophilia [Kindle Edition]

Oliver Sacks
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Review

'An elegantly outlined series of case studies...which reveal the depth to which music grips so many people' -- Observer

'Fascinating' -- Guardian

'He uses a device in which he has almost cornered the market - the elegantly-written case study.'
-- The Independent

'He's incapable of writing a dull book, and consistently evokes a sense of real wonder.' -- Glasgow Herald

'It's easily digestible chapter-by-chapter, and demonstrates Sacks' principal strength: his understanding of the 'richness of the human context'.' -- The Music Teacher

'Through anecdote, argument and science, Musicophilia makes a passionate case for music as a way to discover ourselves' -- Daily Telegraph

'a special art that springs from deeper wells than any other' -- Sunday Times

Review

'Through anecdote, argument and science, Musicophilia makes a passionate case for music as a way to discover ourselves'

Review

'a special art that springs from deeper wells than any other'

Review

'Fascinating'

Book Description

'He's incapable of writing a dull book, and consistently evokes a sense of real wonder.'

The Independent

'He uses a device in which he has almost cornered the market - the elegantly-written case study.'

The Music Teacher

'It's easily digestible chapter-by-chapter, and demonstrates Sacks' principal strength: his understanding of the 'richness of the human context'.'

Good Book Guide

'His eminently readable study puts music of all kinds into an enlightening new context'

Scotland on Sunday

'Sacks delights in sharing his consulting room secrets to illuminate the mysterious workings of the brain'

Daily Telegraph

'Sacks is above all a clinician, and writes with a compassion that has almost entirely disappeared from medical literature'

Product Description

An illuminating book about the power of music, from the bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks has been hailed by the New York Times as ‘one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century’. In this eagerly awaited new book, the subject of his uniquely literate scrutiny is music: our relationship with it, our facility for it, and what this most universal of passions says about us. In chapters examining savants and synaesthetics, depressives and musical dreamers, Sacks succeeds not only in articulating the musical experience but in locating it in the human brain. He shows that music is not simply about sound, but also movement, visualization, and silence. He follows the experiences of patients suddenly drawn to or suddenly divorced from music. And in so doing he shows, as only he can, both the extraordinary spectrum of human expression and the capacity of music to heal. Wise, compassionate and compellingly readable, Musicophilia promises, like all the best writing, to alter our conception of who we are and how we function, to lend a fascinating insight into the mysteries of the mind, and to show us what it is to be human. Biographies Oliver Sacks was educated in London, Oxford, California and New York. He is a professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.

Book Description

Oliver Sacks has been hailed by the New York Times as ‘one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century’. In this eagerly awaited new book, the subject of his uniquely literate scrutiny is music: our relationship with it, our facility for it, and what this most universal of passions says about us. In chapters examining savants and synaesthetics, depressives and musical dreamers, Sacks succeeds not only in articulating the musical experience but in locating it in the human brain. He shows that music is not simply about sound, but also movement, visualization, and silence. He follows the experiences of patients suddenly drawn to or suddenly divorced from music. And in so doing he shows, as only he can, both the extraordinary spectrum of human expression and the capacity of music to heal. Wise, compassionate and compellingly readable, Musicophilia promises, like all the best writing, to alter our conception of who we are and how we function, to lend a fascinating insight into the mysteries of the mind, and to show us what it is to be human.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks was educated in London, Oxford, California and New York. He is a professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.
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