Oliver Sacks

The Editors

Oliver Sacks, who died today, wrote his first piece for the LRB, ‘Wiccy Ticcy Ray’, in 1981. The others were ‘Musical Ears’, ‘The Leg’ and ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’.


  • 30 August 2015 at 9:40pm
    Vance Maverick says:
    A variant of Muphry's Law -- that when writing about brain disorders one must commit typos?

  • 1 September 2015 at 7:23am
    Simon Wood says:
    Oliver Sacks was a true Californian, itself a remarkable neurological achievement for someone born into the refined air of North London.

    I read "Awakenings" in 1976 on the 140 London bus to work, in the fresh Pelican edition, after 22 years of running on rails towards an English degree, and woke.