Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

Like The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, it is a interesting voyage right into a unusual and beautiful land, a provocative meditation on communique, biology, model, and culture.  In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his recognition to the topic of deafness, and the result's a deeply felt portrait of a minority suffering for popularity and respect--a minority with its personal wealthy, occasionally marvelous, tradition and targeted visible language, a unprecedented mode of conversation that tells us a lot concerning the foundation of language in listening to humans in addition. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an beautiful, in addition to revelatory, work."

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