(PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt

Summary Ö The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Osis 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 In the process she finds herself entangled in fundamental uestions What is the relationship between brain and mind How do we remember What is the selfDuring her investigations Hustvedt joins a discussion group in which neurologists psychiatrists psychoanalysts and brain scientists trade ideas to develop a new field neuropsychoan. A very intelligent memoir of illness in which the author uses deep knowledge from several disciplines neuroscience psychoanalysis literature and her own experience to discuss the relationship between mind and body Hustvedt is the best proof that very cerebral people are often also very sensitive she suffers of numerous nervous afflictions and that the mind and the body are inseparable

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Summary Ö The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Alysis She volunteers as a writing teacher for psychiatric in patients at the Payne Whitney clinic in New York City and unearths precedents in medical history that illuminate the origins of and shifts in our theories about the mind body problem In The Shaking Woman Hustvedt synthesizes her experience and research into a compelling mystery Who is the shaking woman In the end the story she tells becomes in the words of George Makari author of Revolution in Mind “a brilliant illumination for us all?. I m glad I read this book but I probably should have waited for a time when I would have been focused on it than now So I plan to reread The Shaking Woman Or a History of My Nerves to fully appreciate and fully understand everything into it Siri Hustvedt mixes her personal story and an essay about neurologypsychology in fact she is dealing with a situation she doesn t understand She does research and the book is the result of these researches about her personal case She also writes about other cases and other illnesses It was fascinating and I learnt SO MANY things I had to reread certain passages to fully understand them reading in a train ugh but it didn t reduce the pleasure I had while reading It made me think shook my certainties things I thought were immutable It also made me discover certain things I didn t know at all about different subjects mostly around mental health I would have loved to write in my copy of the book be it my personal remarks or just to underline some sentences that were significant to me Unfortunately this book was not mine I ll wait and buy my own copy to write into it I love Siri Hustvedt s writing and ideas she is for me in Margaret Atwood s case She might write about anything the writing will be good and I ll be interested in what is told She is reaching my favorite authors list Can t wait to read other books by this great author

Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt

Summary Ö The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB In this uniue neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious conditionWhile 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 diagn. A magnificent book I cannot formulate it any differently Mind you this is not a novel rather a drawn out essay with an autobiographical focus After all Hustvedt describes how from 2006 onwards she regularly suffers from sudden severe tremors and in the book she describes her years of searching for an explanation and a solution to itSo this is a very specialized rather difficult book to read Hustvedt tells about her wanderings along psychologists neurologists brain specialists and about her own in depth study of the state of affairs in those domains illustrated with concrete cases she knows herself or she has heard about or read about She does this in a rather chaotic meandering way which according to the reviews here on Goodreads enervate many readers But for me this just was the charm of this book anyone who is confronted with major illnesses or disorders cannot but work in this way searching wandering asking uestions trying treatmenst going from success to disappointment and backThis book provides a staggering picture of a science that knows only a fraction of how man works in that gray zone between neurology psychology and brain a science that constantly contradicts itself and swings from one trend or fashion to another and still each time with a lot of certainty launches new theories or secretly returns to previously stubbornly opposed visionsEven Hustvedt herself did not get much further despite all her attempts and perseverence And I see this too is a source of frustration for many readers But then they have just missed the point of this book I would say Because Hustvedt eventually draws the only possible pragmatic conclusion she accepts that her persistent migraine and the tremor attacks for whatever reason are part of her own identity that trembling woman that s me Ultimately this book for Hustvedt with all its hesitation and confusion is not just a plea for acceptance and fatalism but it s rather a plea to give space to ambiguity in life a life with uncertainty and therefore also with illness and pain also in the sciences Ambiguity does not obey logic The logician says To tolerate contradiction is to be indifferent to truth Those particular philosophers like playing games of true and false It is either one thing or the other never both But ambiguity is inherently contradictory and insoluble a bewildering truth of fogs and mists and the unrecognizable figure or phantom or memory or dream that can t be contained or held in my hands or kept because it is always flying away and I cannot tell what it is or if it is anything at all I chase it with words even though it won t be captured and every once in a while I come close to it This is a view I can fully endorce 3 12 stars


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    Free read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves This book is the result of a talk Hustvedt was asked to give as part of a series on Narrative Medicine It's not a memoir though its touchpoint is a personal experience of the author but reads as an extended essay As with the best o

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    (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read A magnificent book I cannot formulate it any differently Mind you this is not a novel rather a drawn out essay with an autobiographical focus After all Hustvedt describes how from 2006 onwards she regularly suffers from sudden severe tremors and in the book she describes her years of searching for an explanation and a solution to itSo this is a very specialized rather difficult book to read Hustvedt tells about her wanderings along psychol

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    Free read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read I wish there was a star rating for didn't finish or not what I was afterI heard the author on an NPR interview and with my history of severe and constant migraines though this would be an interesting book But I expected to hear the author's sto

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    Free read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read So OK you're speaking before a large group of people and you have a kind of panic Well duh If you have a friendly publisher and MD you can scribble it all down and soon Sign Books Theterrific comic playwright Chris Durang gives us a hilarious play called The Actor's Nightmare wherein an actor doesn't know what play he's in I was once drafted to give a Talk at a molto prestige 'place' and midway gadzooks wondered What the hell am I saying

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    Free read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read On reading the description this sounds like the author is going to investigate her mysterious shaking disease discover and share fascinating medical tidbits along the way and presumably come up with a conclusionIn reality it's a lot

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    (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt Free read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves A very intelligent memoir of illness in which the author uses deep knowledge from several disciplines neuroscience psychoanalysis literature and her own experience to discuss the relationship between mind and body Hustvedt i

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    (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves I'm glad I read this book; but I probably should have waited for a time when I would have been focused on it than now So I plan to reread The Shaking Woman Or a History of My Nerves to fully appreciate and fully understan

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    Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves In 2006 Siri Hustvedt stands to give a short speech at the planting of a tree in memory of her father As she speaks she begins to shake her body from the neck down convulsing as though she is having a fit From the neck up she is calm retains her faculty of speech continues to talk as if her body is not answering some other call In this book

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    (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt This was an interesting and thoughtful book if not exactly what I expected The title lead me to believe that it would be of a personal memoir of illness while although Hustvedt talks about her life and her shaking incidents somewhat

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    Summary ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt ☆ 6 Read (PDF) The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Siri Hustvedt is one of my favorite authors living or dead and it just seems she's incapable of writing anything uninteresting This memoir to

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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 9780805091694