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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST

by | Read by Dan John Miller

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The provocative title of this work neatly summarizes its argument: that writers, painters, musicians, and at least one chef had insights about the human brain that came decades before science confirmed them. The book has a fascinating intellectual and aesthetic sweep, so long as one doesn’t take it too literally. Dan John Miller's warm voice provides a welcome balance to the text, which isn't pedantic but uses a lot of jargon. His briskly paced narration suits Lehrer's prose, though listeners will need to tune in carefully during some of the more rigorous sections. That’s just as well. As Stravinsky says in this audiobook: "To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also." D.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]

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Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7420-6 $29.95 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7422-0 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7421-3 $87.25 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7423-7 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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