By Oliver Sacks
Revised and Expanded
With an identical trademark compassion and erudition he dropped at The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores where song occupies within the mind and the way it impacts the human . In Musicophilia, he indicates us quite a few what he calls “musical misalignments.” between them: a guy struck by means of lightning who all at once wants to turn into a pianist on the age of forty-two; a complete staff of kids with Williams syndrome, who're hypermusical from start; individuals with “amusia,” to whom a symphony appears like the clattering of pots and pans; and a guy whose reminiscence spans purely seven seconds-for every thing yet song. Illuminating, inspiring, and completely unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' most up-to-date masterpiece.
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