Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Oliver Sacks

'Seeing Voices is either a heritage of the deaf and an account of the improvement of a rare and expressive language' Evening Standard

ingenious and insightful, Seeing Voices deals a fashion right into a global that's, for lots of humans, alien and strange - for to be profoundly deaf is not only to stay in an international of silence, but additionally to dwell in an international the place the visible is paramount. during this extraordinary booklet, Oliver Sacks explores the results of this, together with the various ways that the deaf and the listening to impaired discover ways to categorize their respective worlds - and the way they impart and converse these studies to others.

'Seeing Voices is a manifesto, routinely humane and impassioned; once again, Sacks proves he's the doyen of technological know-how with a human face' Sunday Times

'Empathetic, clever and compassionate' Guardian

'Scholarly and punctiliously documented, Seeing Voices makes the large bounce so necessary to figuring out overall deafness' Sunday Telegraph

'A passionate meditation at the richness of signal language' Independent

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