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by Paul West,Diane Ackerman

Category: Arts and Literature
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Paul West,Diane Ackerman
ISBN: 0930829654
ISBN13: 978-0930829650
Language: English
Publisher: Lumen Books; First Edition edition (April 1, 2008)
Pages: 115
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From the introduction by Diane Ackerman: Paul West recalls the early days after his stroke.

From the introduction by Diane Ackerman: Paul West recalls the early days after his stroke. The author of 24 novels, 14 autobiograhical and non-ficition books, and 1 previous volume of poems, Paul West has received the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Achievement Prize, and the Chevalier of Arts and Letters from the French Academy, fellowships from the NEA and NEH among many other awards.

The Shadow Factory book. I was lead to read this book after reading Diane Ackerman's One Hundred Names for Love. Diane's book describes in detail the aftermath of Paul West's stroke. Hard for me to follow.

From the introduction by Diane Ackerman: Paul West recalls the early days after his stroke, exploring some of the all-too-real tricks the mind plays to save itself from the tomb of lost words. Paul had a massive stroke, tailored to his own private hell.

Paul West, Writer Who Shoveled Absurdity Into His Books, Dies at 85.

Paul West, Writer Who Shoveled Absurdity Into His Books, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2015. BNF: cb120747970 (data).

He now (in 2012) resides in upstate New York with his wife, the writer, poet and well-known naturalist Diane Ackerman

He now (in 2012) resides in upstate New York with his wife, the writer, poet and well-known naturalist Diane Ackerman. The Shadow Factory’ (2008), the aphasic memoir he dictated with such struggle and resolve –it brings tears to the eyes and admiration to the heart, as we are reminded in reading it of the courage of this man. It is a ‘must-read’ in the context of the terrible stroke he suffered in 2003.

by. West, Paul, 1930-2015. Santa Fe, NM : Lumen Books ; St. Paul, MN : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. West, Paul, 1930-2015, West, Paul, 1930-2015 - Health, Aphasic persons - Biography. inlibrary; printdisabled;.

by Paul West and Diane Ackerman. From the introduction by Diane Ackerman: Paul West recalls the early days after his stroke, exploring some of the all-too-real tricks the mind plays to save itself from the tomb of lost words.

THE SHADOW FACTORY By Paul West, from his essay '''Mem, mem, mem,,,, in the Summer issue of The American .

THE SHADOW FACTORY By Paul West, from his essay '''Mem, mem, mem,,,, in the Summer issue of The American Scholar. West, the author of more than fifty books of fiction, nonfiction, and verse, was the victim of a stroke in 2003. In its aftermath, he suffered from aphasia, was unable to understand others' speech, and could utter only the syllable "mem.

Paul West with his wife, the nature writer Diane Ackerman. Paul West, a prolific novelist, essayist and critic with an ornate prose style, who managed to write again after a severe stroke reduced his Shakespearean vocabulary to a single syllable, died on Sunday at his home in Ithaca, . She wrote a 2012 memoir about his struggles and recovery after a severe stroke. Jill Krementz, All Rights Reserved. He was 85. The cause was pneumonia, his wife, the nature writer Diane Ackerman, said.

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From the introduction by Diane Ackerman:

Paul West recalls the early days after his stroke, exploring some of the all-too-real tricks the mind plays to save itself from the tomb of lost words.

Paul had a massive stroke, tailored to his own private hell. The author of over fifty stylishly written books, a master of English prose with one of the largest working vocabularies, a man whose life revolves around words, he had suffered brain damage to the key language areas of his brain and could no longer process language in any form. Global aphasia, it’s called, the curse of a perpetual tip-of-the-tongue memory hunt. He understood little of what people said, and all he could utter was the syllable “mem.”

His prognosis was grim. The brain cells were dead in Broca’s and some of Wernicke’s area, he could no longer swallow food without choking, and it was a left-hemisphere stroke. After three weeks in the rehab unit, he was able to say proudly: “I can talk good coffee.” Still, it was a complete sentence.

“You know, dear,” I said about two months later, when he was feeling mighty low, “maybe you want to write the first aphasic memoir.” He smiled: “Good idea! Mem, mem, mem.” And so he began dictating, sometimes with mountain-moving effort, and others sailing along at a good clip, an account of what the mental world of aphasia felt and looked like. Writing the book was the best speech therapy anyone could have prescribed.

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