Late night thoughts on listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

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Viking Press, Nov 7, 1983 - Literary Collections - 168 pages
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A third collection of the physician-writer's essays explores the government's abandonment of support for scientific research, the folly of nuclear weaponry, and other topics of significance

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Review: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

User Review  - Jake Berlin - Goodreads

as always, thomas writes beautifully, and the range of subjects -- not to mention his depth of insight -- put your mind at work. there's maybe a little too much about nuclear war, but given when these ... Read full review

Review: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

User Review  - Penney Kolb - Goodreads

This book of essays published in 1983 is a series of meditations on science, philosophy, and art and is surprisingly prescient. so much of what he discussed is relevant to today. I was very happy to ... Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Lewis Thomas was born in Flushing, New York, and received his medical degree from Harvard University, with a specialization in internal medicine and pathology. He has been a professor at several medical schools, as well as dean of the Yale Medical School. Most recently Thomas has been chancellor and president emeritus of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and professor of medicine at the Cornell Medical School. His erudite books have earned him a wide audience, making him one of the best-known advocates of science in the United States during the past 20 years. For example, The Lives of a Cell won the National Book Award in arts and letters in 1974, and The Medusa and the Snail won the American Book Award for science in 1981.

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