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On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life

作者 : Oliver Sacks

出版社 : PICADOR

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定價 : NT 550

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奧立佛‧薩克斯醫師最誠懇的傳記,最瀟灑的人生 

◎已譯成二十種語文版本的全球暢銷書 
◎獲選亞馬遜網路書店當月最佳書選 
◎《紐約時報》年度最值得注目的一百本書 

他寫過十二本醫學人文暢銷書,獨樹一幟 
他的成名作《睡人》搬上大銀幕,名噪一時 
他在紐約成為流浪醫師,巡迴關懷弱勢精神病人 
他曾以身試「藥」,親自體驗各種感官的幻覺 
他不是「看病」而已,而是看病人、醫病人的病 

他年輕時酷愛騎摩托車長途漂泊,經常一日雙城 
他能蹲舉二百七十二公斤,一舉創下加州新紀錄 
他是同性戀者,七十七歲才終於找到真愛 
他酷愛游泳、爬山、思考、寫作、關懷病人 
他與睿智機敏的羅賓.威廉斯成為好友 

他一生多采多姿、喜歡冒險、勇往直前 
他是絕無僅有的,奧立佛‧薩克斯醫師 


本書中文書介出自<<勇往直前: 腦神經科醫師 奧立佛.薩克斯自傳>> 遠見天下文化出版

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, as well as with a group of patients who would define his life, it becomes clear that Sacks's earnest desire for engagement has occasioned unexpected encounters and travels - sending him through bars and alleys, over oceans, and across continents.

With unbridled honesty and humour, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions - bodybuilding, weightlifting, and swimming - also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about 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.

On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer - and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.
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