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The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

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Description
In this unique neurological memoir, Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition. While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Despite her flapping arms and shaking legs, she continued to speak clearly and was able to finish her speech. It was as if she had suddenly become two people: a calm orator and a shuddering wreck. Then the seizures happened again and again. The Shaking Woman tracks Hustvedt's search for a diagnosis, one that takes her inside the thought processes of several scientific disciplines, each one of which offers a distinct perspective on her paroxysms but no ready solution.
Info

ISBN: 9780312429577

Published Date: December 7, 2009

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 214

Size: 8.28" l x 5.46" w x 0.71" h