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Original Minds ➹ [Download] ➵ Original Minds By Eleanor Wachtel ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Eleanor is much than an interviewer sheenters into conversations, opens debates, sketches in background Sheinterprets and suggests, but never imposes She projects curiosity,spontaneity, humour and goo Eleanor is much than an interviewer sheenters into conversations, opens debates, sketches in background Sheinterprets and suggests, but never imposes She projects curiosity,spontaneity, humour and goodwill Her sense of respect, her tact, her utterlack of obsequiousness and her uncanny ability to ask difficult questions have endeared her to readers and listeners Carol Shields, from the foreword Eleanor Wachtel s award winning CBC Radio programme Writers Company has set the gold standard for intelligent, insightful, rivetinginterviews To mark the dawn of the new millennium, Wachtel talked to some ofthe most inspiring and influential thinkers of our time people who haveforever changed their area of specialty and influenced the world around themAs she writes in her introduction, I wanted to interview people who hadshaped the last century and whose influence would continue into the next Ihoped to have wide ranging conversations with some of the most inspiring menand women of our time, people who ve made a difference And what an outstanding list of people she met Jonathan Miller internationally acclaimed theatre and operadirector, writer, member of Beyond the Fringe comedy troupeJane Goodall primatologist and scientist best known for her workwith chimpanzeesBernardo Bertolucci director whose films including the Oscar winningThe Last Emperor and Last Tango in ParisGeorge Steiner teacher, literary critic and theoristDesmond Tutu former Archbishop of South Africa and co chair of theTruth and Reconciliation CommissionSusan Sontag writer of novels, essays, works of non fiction, andplays In America won the National Book Award in Amartya Sen Nobel Prize winner in EconomicsGloria Steinem feminist and activist, author whosecollectionof essays is titled Outrageous Acts and Everyday RebellionsJared Diamond teacher, Pulitzer Prize winner for Guns, Germs andSteelOliver Sacks neurologist, best known for his books Awakeningsand The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a HatJane Jacobs internationally respected commentator on city design andplanningUmberto Eco the Pavarotti of Semiotics and writer of theinternational bestseller The Name of the RoseMary Douglas anthropologist, author of the classic Purity andDangerNoam Chomsky world famous linguist and dissident intellectualArthur C Clarke writer, best known for his science fictionmasterpieceA Space OdysseyHarold Bloom one of the world s most influentialcritic scholar theorists according to the New York TimesEach interview enlightens not only the subject s master area but how wesee the world and our role in it Not content to sit back on theirintellectual laurels, Wachtel s subjects seem driven to influence theirworld and encourage us to do likewise As Jane Goodall says, The nicestthing I m told after lectures is that I make people realize that their liveshave value And thousands of children from all over the world have said, You taught me that because you did it, I can do it too That samazing That makes it all all this effort really worthwhile A book for Eleanor Wachtel s many devotees and for anyone who has acuriosity about the fascinating intersection of people and ideas, originalMinds is a captivating read.


10 thoughts on “Original Minds

  1. Julia Julia says:

    Very thoughtful interviews, very intelligent and accomplished people Makes me feel very humble.


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