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The man who lost his language [electronic resource] : a case of aphasia / Sheila Hale.

Author/Creator:
Hale, Sheila.
Publication:
London : Jessica Kingsley, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (275 p.)
Edition:
Rev. ed.
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Subjects:
Aphasic persons -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Aphasia.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Hale, J. R. (John Rigby), 1923-1999 -- Health.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Reviews of the first edition:. 'A triumph … a classic in the same way that Oliver Sacks's Awakenings is.'. - Michael Frayn. 'Sheila Hale's book enlarges the language of love.'. - Brenda Maddox. 'One of the most remarkable additions to the literature of illness in our time.'. - Robert McCrum, The Times. 'A luminous biographical memoir and an enthralling testament of love... No one can help wondering what surprises the next heartbeat may bring. Sheila Hale's acute and compassionate book makes the unknown country seem a little less desolate.'. - The Independent. 'A moving insight into the
Contents:
FRONT COVER; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 John; Part I The Stroke; 2 The Accident; 3 Hell; 4 The Geriatric Ward; 5 The Royal Star & Garter; 6 Vermeer; Part II Aphasia; 7 The Varieties of Aphasia; 8 Silent in Sadness; 9 Aphasia Today; 10 The Chances of Recovery; 11 The Search for a Cure; 12 A Voyage of Exploration; Part III John's Aphasia; 13 Cambridge; 14 John's Days; 15 Myths and Metaphors; 16 John's Voice; 17 Hope; Afterword; Useful Addresses; Notes; Bibliography; BACK COVER;
Notes:
Previous ed.: London: Penguin, 2003.
ISBN:
1-281-10544-9
9786611105440
1-84642-626-X
1-4356-0268-4
OCLC:
191925929