Man with a Shattered World The History of a Brain Wound

ISBN-10: 0674546253
ISBN-13: 9780674546257
Edition: 1972
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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/30/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Russian psychologist A. R. Luria presents a compelling portrait of a man's heroic struggle to regain his mental faculties. A soldier named Zasetsky, wounded in the head at the battle of Smolensk in 1943, suddenly found himself in a frightening world: he could recall his childhood but not his recent past; half his field of vision had been destroyed; he had great difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. Woven throughout his first-person account are interpolations by Luria himself, which serve as excellent brief introductions to the topic of brain structure and function.

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.

1. Foreword by Oliver Sacks 2. Concerning the Book and Its Author 3. From the Author 4. The Past 5. War 6. After Being Wounded 7. The Rehabilitation Hospital 8. Our First Meeting 9. Excerpt from Case History No. 3712 10. A Brief Summary of Brain Anatomy (The First Digression) 11. First Steps in a Shattered World 12. His Vision 13. His Body 14. Space 15. Reading 16. A Student Again 17. Writing, the Turning Point18. "The Story of a Terrible Brain Injury" 19. Why Did He Write? 20. "My World Has No Memories" 21. "My Memories Came Back from the Wrong End' 22. The Peculiar Features of His "Speech-Memory" 23. On Recollecting Words (The Second Digression) 24. Restricted to Undeciphered Images, Disembodied Ideas 25. Grammatical Constructions (The Third Digression) 26. "All My Knowledge Is Gone" 27. A Story That Has No Ending 28. "Were It Not for War..."(In Place of anEpilogue) 29. Index

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