By Oliver Sacks
Publish yr note: First released in 1984
'Sacks has written a publication a few leg, his leg; however it is a narrative concerning the nature of selfhood - a story corresponding to Conrad's " the key Sharer"' "New York assessment of Books "
'Losing using a limb is a disaster, and it wanted a considerate essay written approximately it. this can be it. it truly is greater than that. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist of huge lay interpreting, a guy of humane eloquence, a real communicator conscious of the damnable rift that subsists among general practitioner and sufferer. Its price lies in its willingness to mix the technical and the demonic, to confess poetry and philosophy and the non secular impulse. it's also intensely own, however it affirms the neighborhood of human experience' Anthony Burgess, "Observer"
'It is in each means a marvellously wealthy and considerate story. Dr Sacks has, once more, emphatically proven how a lot there's nonetheless to be discovered from painstakingly saw and chronicled case history' " Sunday Telegraph"
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