A Book of Silence

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Publisher's Synopsis

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye. She interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847081513
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 240g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 19mm