Oliver Sacks talks to NPRs Terry Gross about the relationship between the body and the mindespecially among patients whose ability to connect the two is altered. Sackss essay On the OpEd page of The New York Times last week, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks announced his impending death from terminal cancer. True to his nature or what I know of it from his 12 books and dozens of stories and reports in The New York Review of Books his essay is eloquent, thoughtful, honest, beautiful, inspiring and for us Feb 19, 2015 I am now face to face with dying.
But I am not finished with living. Oliver Sackss OpEd essay last Thursday misstated the proportion of cases in which the rare eye cancer he has ocular Americans' relationship to death has often struck me as being an extension of our puritan attitudes about sex both are objects of lurid fascination and prudish avoidance. Oliver Sacks on Gratitude, the Measure of Living, and the Dignity of Dying I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
Essays of the Dying: More From Oliver Sacks August 26, 2015 Death Essays of the Dying John Messerly I have written previously about the impending death of the great neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Oliver Sacks on how to live while dying. By Oliver Sacks Special to the Star.
Reactions to Oliver Sackss essay. and each death I have felt as an abruption, a tearing away of part of The cause of death was cancer, Kate Edgar, his longtime personal assistant, told the New York Times, which had published an essay by Sacks in February revealing that an earlier melanoma in his eye