Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf (Unabridged)
Written By: Oliver Sacks
Written By: Jonathan DavisOliver Sacks (Introduction)
Length:5 hour 17 minutes
Customer Rating :3.7
Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife to get a Hat , this is a fascinating voyage into a unusual and fantastic property, a provocative meditation on communicating, biology, adaptation, and lifestyle. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the issue of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect - a minority using its own rich, sometimes astonishing, lifestyle and unique visual language, an extraordinary means of communicating that tells us much about the idea of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, along with revelatory, work".
PLEASE NOTE: Some adjustments are made to the initial manuscript with the authorization of Oliver Sacks.