Cover: The Man with a Shattered World in PAPERBACK

The Man with a Shattered World

The History of a Brain Wound

A. R. Luria

Translated by Lynn Solotaroff

Foreword by Oliver Sacks

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674546257

Publication Date: 04/30/1987


192 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

2 line illustrations


  • Foreword to the 1987 Edition [Oliver Sacks]
  • Concerning the Book and Its Author
  • From the Author
  • The Past
  • War
  • After Being Wounded
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Our First Meeting
  • Excerpt from Case History No. 3712
  • A Brief Summary of Brain Anatomy (The First Digression)
  • First Steps in a Shattered World
  • His Vision
  • His Body
  • Space
  • Reading
  • A Student Again
  • Writing, the Turning Point
  • “The Story of a Terrible Brain Injury”
  • Why Did He Write?
  • “My World Has No Memories”
  • “My Memories Came Back from the Wrong End”
  • The Peculiar Features of His “Speech-Memory”
  • On Recollecting Words (The Second Digression)
  • Restricted to Undeciphered Images, Disembodied Ideas
  • Grammatical Constructions (The Third Digression)
  • “All My Knowledge Is Gone”
  • A Story That Has No Ending
  • “Were It Not for War…” (In Place of an Epilogue)
  • Index

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