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Silence : a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives / Jane Brox.

Author/creator Brox, Jane, 1956- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description310 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Part I. Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829: Experiment in Silence -- Man of Sorrows -- Benjamin Rush's Vision -- Good by Discipline -- John Haviland's Star of Solitudes -- Part II. The Monastic World: A History of Silence -- In Proportion -- Speech and Silence -- Thomas Merton: Silence and the World -- Measures of Time -- The Voices of the Pages -- The Great Silence -- Part III. Philadelphia: Darkening the Dark -- Night in Stone -- "I get up and hammer my leather." -- Punishment Within Punishment -- "So that it may uplift ..." -- Time Again -- Part IV. The Silence of Women -- Silencing Silence -- "Or perhaps women ..." -- Monastic Women: More Shadow Than Light -- Part V. The Ends of Silence -- Thomas Merton: Questioning Silence -- The Monastic World: What Remains -- The Prison Cell in Our Time -- Intervals of Silence -- Coda -- In Ruins.
Abstract Offers a history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind, specifically in Eastern State Penitentiary and the monastic world of Medieval Europe.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Brox, Jane, 1956- Silence. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 9780544702516
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2018017520
ISBN9780544702486 hardcover
ISBN0544702484 hardcover

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