Oliver Sacks | Critical Essay by Mary Christ

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Oliver Sacks.
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Critical Essay by Mary Christ

SOURCE: Christ, Mary. “Oliver Sacks's Science Project.” Book, no. 19 (November-December 2001): 48.

In the following essay, Christ offers a brief profile of Sacks's life and literary career.

A man walks into a bar carrying a spectroscope. The punch line? There isn't one—this is just a typical Friday night for Oliver Sacks, world-famous neurologist. “They have all sorts of interesting fluorescent lights,” says Sacks, who had wandered into a pub near his office in lower Manhattan. He has carried the pocket spectroscope—a device for observing the color breakdown of light—since childhood. “Within ten minutes I had everyone talking about spectroscopy instead of sex,” he laughs. “An achievement!”

His enthusiasm for science is contagious, and it shows elsewhere—in his book...

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