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Glenn Gould The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius

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ISBN-10: 0393318478

ISBN-13: 9780393318470

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter F. Ostwald, Oliver Sacks

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List price: $22.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

PETER OSTWALD, M.D. (1928-1996), was a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, a musician, and an author of numerous books. His widow, LISE DESCHAMPS OSTWALD, is a concert pianist and was his long-time assistant.

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…    

Foreword
Introduction
The Concert
A Little Night Music
Infancy
Child Prodigy
A Childhood Friend
New Teachers and Further Success
Gaining a Manager
"My Love Affair with the Microphone"
Self-Isolation
Triumph in the States
First Contact with Psychiatry
Conflicting Demands
Telephone Calls
Traveling Overseas
Strange Illnesses
In Search of a Home
Dr. Joseph Stephens
The Pitfalls of Composing and Performing
Retirement from the Stage
The Solitude Trilogy
Changing Views of Composers
Impersonator, Philosopher, and Technician
New Faces, New Challenges
Approaching Middle Age
The Last Years
A Fatal Stroke
Epilogue and Acknowledgments
Notes to Sources
Index