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The Man with a Shattered World

The History of a Brain Wound

A. R. Luria

Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Translated by Lynn Solotaroff

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PAPERBACK

$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674546257

Publication: April 1987

Short

192 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

2 line illustrations

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Russian psychologist A. R. Luria presents a compelling portrait of a man’s heroic struggle to regain his mental faculties. A soldier named Zasetsky, wounded in the head at the battle of Smolensk in 1943, suddenly found himself in a frightening world: he could recall his childhood but not his recent past; half his field of vision had been destroyed; he had great difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. Woven throughout his first-person account are interpolations by Luria himself, which serve as excellent brief introductions to the topic of brain structure and function.