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Nurse Wolf & Dr Sacks by Paul Theroux

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Published by Short Books in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sadomasochism.,
  • Sex (Psychology)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesNurse Wolf and Dr Sacks
StatementPaul Theroux.
SeriesFront lines
The Physical Object
Pagination126 p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22463292M
ISBN 100571208401
OCLC/WorldCa46847858

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Nurse Wolf and Dr. Sacks (Front Lines) by Paul Theroux () Paperback – January 1, Manufacturer: Faber & Faber.   Book Overview. Nurse Wolf is Manhattan's Queen of Pain - she gives pleasure by inflicting it, gains pleasure from causing it. The neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks is her opposite, a defuser of pain, a comforter. And yet the dominatrix and the doctor operate in similar territory: both are involved in the ritual and theatrical aspects of sexuality. And yet the dominatrix and the doctor operate in similar territory: both are involved in the ritual and theatrical aspects of sexuality. In Nurse Wolf and Dr Sacks, Paul Theroux hears two remarkable confessions. His book offers an extraordinary insight into the 'other' side of New York. Nurse Wolf is Manhattan's Queen of Pain - she gives pleasure by inflicting it. Neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks is her opposite, a defuser of pain.

Nurse Wolf and Dr. Sacks 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.   In Nurse Wolf and Dr Sacks, Paul Theroux hears two remarkable confessions. His book offers an extraordinary insight into the 'other' side of New York. Read more Read less4/5(1). Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings—the account of his long-dormant patients’ miraculous but troubling return to life in a Bronx hospital ward. But the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown.   Nurse Wolf and Dr Sacks Paul Theroux, pp The Strange World of Thomas Harris David Sexton, pp All published by Short Books, £ each.

Oliver Sacks, in full Oliver Wolf Sacks, (born July 9, , London, England—died Aug , New York, New York, U.S.), British neurologist and writer who won acclaim for his sympathetic case histories of patients with unusual neurological disorders.. Sacks spent most of his childhood in London, though his parents (his father was a general practitioner and his mother a surgeon) sent. Awakenings is the remarkable account of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen in a decades-long sleep, these men and women were given up as hopeless until , when Dr. Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” Sacks recounts the moving case histories of.   When Dr. Sacks first read one of these book-length cases, Dr. Luria's The Mind of a Mnemonist, in (about a Russian with an almost perfect memory who . The world of S&M in New York is related to so much else—the art scene, the music scene, film, and even advertising; Nurse Wolf is on the fringes of all of it, and she gave me the impression that Missing: Dr Sacks.