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Oliver Sacks discusses 'Hallucinations', Chekhov and more
Earlier this fall, I visited Oliver Sacks in his Manhattan apartment to talk about his new book “Hallucinations.” Blending case studies, personal experience and clinical observation, “Hallucinations” is, like much of Sacks’ work, an investigation into neurology, psychology, the border line between mind and body: an overview that casts hallucination not as something alien, but rather as human to the core. Sacks is smart and soft-spoken; his reflections on the book, and on the art of revelation, appeared in this Sunday’s Arts & Books. Here is more of our conversation.
By David L. Ulin
November 12, 2012