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Silence (Object Lessons)



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What is silence? In a series of short meditations, novelist and playwright John Biguenet considers silence as a servant of power, as a lie, as a punishment, as the voice of God, as a terrorist s final weapon, as a luxury good, as the reason for torture in short, as an object we both do and do not recognize. Concluding with the prospects for its future in a world burgeoning with noise, Biguenet asks whether we should desire or fear silence or if it is even ours to choose.

Paperback, 160 pages

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