Out of Darkness: A Memoir

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Picador, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
Memoir about the author's experience in coping with sudden blindness while living alone in a foreign land. Hungarian-born Zoltan Torey was 21 years old when he was showered with acid during a workplace accident in Sydney that left him blinded and unable to speak above a whisper. Author recounts his devotion to the riddle of human consciousness as a means of psychologically returning to the world of light. Foreword by Oliver Sacks. Author has worked as a consultant psychologist.

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About the author (2003)

Oliver Wolf Sacks is a neurologist and writer. He was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. Sacks earned his medical degree at Oxford University and performed his internship at Middlesex Hospital in London and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He completed his residency at UCLA. In 1965, Sacks became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. He also worked with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sacks' work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Sacks was also elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He also wrote Mind's Eye which made The NewYork Times Bestseller list for 2010.

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