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Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Jane Brox
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
9780544702486, 0544702484
Summary
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.
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 nonastic world: a sistory 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 sorld: what remains
  • The prison cell in our time
  • Intervals of silence
  • Coda
  • In ruins.
Description
310 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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