On the move : a life / Oliver Sacks

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Material Type
Book
Author
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015

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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Description
397 pages, 32 un-numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Includes index.
Summary
Physician and writer Oliver Sacks recounts his experiences as a young neurologist; his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming; his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him.
LC SUBJECT
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015
Neurologists -- England -- Biography.
Neurologists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form
Autobiographies.
Contents
On the move -- Leaving the nest -- San Francisco -- Muscle beach -- Out of reach -- Awakenings -- The bull on the mountain -- A matter of identity -- City island -- Voyages -- A new vision of the mind -- Home.
ISBN
9780385352543 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0385352549 (hardcover : alk. paper)