Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf

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HarperCollins, Nov 13, 1990 - Social Science - 208 pages
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The bestselling author and "one of the greatest clinical writers of the twentieth century" (New York Times) explores the world of deafness and ponders the nature of human communication.

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User Review  - Kaethe - LibraryThing

The first two sections are a bit of a slog. Sacks goes into the history of educating deaf people, and he veers off all over the place into footnotes that are neither amusing nor informative. Despite ... Read full review

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User Review  - Evalangui - LibraryThing

Published June 1989, the year after the Gallaudet University revolution. Interesting but pretty basic. Good for me since I haven’t read much on the topic at all and it references other material (David ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Oliver Sacks is the author of nine books, including the acclaimed bestsellers The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, An Anthropolgist on Mars, and Awakenings, which inspired the Oscar-winning movie of the same name. He is clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and numerous medical and scientific journals.

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