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Ackerman response 13 14 - November 27, 2007 A Natural...

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November 27, 2007 Matt Doherty A Natural History of the Senses , Diane Ackerman Response Papers #13, 14 What Ackerman Means to Me Reading Diane Ackerman is certainly a unique experience. Her talent for writing is self-evident in her national bestselling novel, A Natural History of the Senses , in which she accurately captures arguably the hardest five subjects to portray – the five senses. She so vividly depicts each one in its own place in many different environments, and gives a detailed historical account of each sense. Coupled with the nature of each sense – these detailed analyses create a new interwoven web of sensory perception offering a fresh insight into a subject in which humans truly have a difficult time expressing themselves. This truth is shocking considering the amounts of time we spend using our senses each and every day. This beautiful illustration of the senses has had a profound impact on me, the reader. Ackerman’s style captivates the reader’s mind’s eye, and more often than not
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