Why has neuroscience has been pipped to the post, not once, but time and time again, by writers and artists, composers and cooks?
Writer with no new book out meets major broadsheet microphone. Click, we dare you.
There is something very New York about the cultivated, yet horripilating glimpse Sacks gives of his own mortality. Years ago the actor Spalding Gray took a more brutal approach, screaming ‘DEATH!’ in the middle of an otherwise genial monologue.
reviewed for History Today.
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