Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life review – beautiful and honest study of an amazing man
Remarkable footage shows the pioneering neurologist at work in this excellent documentary

Cath Clarke

28, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Top 10 books about insomnia | Marina Benjamin
From history and fiction to philosophy and poetry, Marina Benjamin reveals the works that helped her understand an unsettlingly common problem

Marina Benjamin

02, Jan, 2019 @11:58 AM

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Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition
From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tick

Robin Ince

17, Oct, 2018 @11:14 AM

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks review – ‘a lifetime of wisdom’
Oliver Sacks’s posthumous essays make for a marvellous series of meditations on his scientific heroes, from Freud to Darwin

Tim Adams

15, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks review – an agility of enthusiasms
These posthumously published essays range from psychiatry to plagiarism to near-death experiences

Gavin Francis

14, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Dawkins sees off Darwin in vote for most influential science book
A public poll to mark 30 years of the Royal Society book prizes sees The Selfish Gene declared the most significant – with women authors left on the margins

Claire Armitstead

20, Jul, 2017 @1:04 PM

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Book reviews roundup: Jacobson’s savage satire; McInerney’s miracles; memories of Sacks
What the critics thought of Howard Jacobson’s Pussy, Lisa McInerney’s The Blood Miracles and Bill Hayes’s Insomniac City

The Guardian

21, Apr, 2017 @4:59 PM

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes review – loving Oliver Sacks
Hayes, a gifted writer from California, shared Sacks’s final decade and grew to love the always surprising city they lived in

Edmund White

06, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Ariel Levy, Krissy Kneen, Cat Marnell – literary highlights for Australia in March
Shadowy cults, Paul Robeson-inspired travelogues, stories of rape and reconciliation, and a Booker prize winner are coming to bookstores this month

Lucy Clark, Stephanie Convery and Steph Harmon

18, Mar, 2017 @10:17 PM

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)
Oliver Sacks’s moving account of how, as a doctor in the late 1960s, he revived patients who had been neurologically ‘frozen’ by sleeping sickness reverberates to this day

Robert McCrum

18, Apr, 2016 @4:45 AM

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Oliver Sacks remembered by his nephew, Jonathan Sacks
A personal reminiscence of the writer and neurologist’s towering physique, his role as a defender of those with mental illness and his love of family

Jonathan Sacks

27, Dec, 2015 @9:30 AM

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Gratitude review – Oliver Sacks leaves an incredible epitaph
The neurologist’s final work after learning he had terminal cancer is a remarkable meditation on life and death

Ben East

13, Dec, 2015 @1:00 PM

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