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Silence

By Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • ISBN Code: : 1101638060
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
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A provocative meditation on the role of silence in Christian tradition by the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity We live in a world dominated by noise. Religion is, for many, a haven from the clamor of everyday life, allowing us to pause for silent contemplation. But as Diarmaid MacCulloch shows, there are many forms of religious silence, from contemplation and prayer to repression and evasion. In his latest work, MacCulloch considers Jesus’s strategic use of silence in his confrontation with Pontius Pilate and traces the impact of the first mystics in Syria on monastic tradition. He discusses the complicated fate of silence in Protestant and evangelical tradition and confronts the more sinister institutional forms of silence. A groundbreaking book by one of our greatest historians, Silence challenges our fundamental views of spirituality and illuminates the deepest mysteries of faith.

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Silence in the Second Language Classroom

By J. King
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137301481
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Education
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Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? This book investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence and draws on ideas from psychology, sociolinguistics and anthropology to offer a unique insight into the reasons why some learners are either unable or unwilling to speak in a foreign language.

The Silence

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008358206
  • Total of Pages : 400
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The Place of Silence

By Mark Dorrian,Christos Kakalis
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350076619
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Architecture
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The Place of Silence explores the poetics and politics of silence in architecture. Bringing together contributions by internationally recognized scholars in architecture and the humanities, it explores the diverse practices, affects, politics and cultural meanings of silence, silent places and silent buildings in historical and contemporary contexts. What counts as silence in specific situations is highly relative, and the term itself carries complex and varied significations which make it a revealing field of study. Chapters explore a range of themes, from the apparent 'loss of silence' in the contemporary urban world; through designed silent spaces; to the forced silences of oppression, catastrophe, or technological breakdown. The book unfolds a rich and complementary array of perspectives which address – through the lens of architecture and place – questions of sound, atmosphere, and attunement, together building a volume which will form the key scholarly resource on architecture and silence.

The Place of Silence

By Mark Dorrian,Christos Kakalis
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350076600
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Architecture
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The Place of Silence explores the poetics and politics of silence in architecture. Bringing together contributions by internationally recognized scholars in architecture and the humanities, it explores the diverse practices, affects, politics and cultural meanings of silence, silent places and silent buildings in historical and contemporary contexts. What counts as silence in specific situations is highly relative, and the term itself carries complex and varied significations which make it a revealing field of study. Chapters explore a range of themes, from the apparent 'loss of silence' in the contemporary urban world; through designed silent spaces; to the forced silences of oppression, catastrophe, or technological breakdown. The book unfolds a rich and complementary array of perspectives which address – through the lens of architecture and place – questions of sound, atmosphere, and attunement, together building a volume which will form the key scholarly resource on architecture and silence.

A Study Guide for Tadeusz Borowski's "Silence"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410388484
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Tadeusz Borowski's "Silence", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Silence of God

By Sir Robert Anderson
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  • Publisher : Trumpet Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Religion
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The Silence of God (1897) has become a classic on the subject of why God has not directly intervened in the affairs of men for the past two thousand years. Here's how Anderson puts the question he addresses: "And to not a few this volume may be welcome as affording a clue to pressing difficulties which perplex and distress the thoughtful. Infidelity trades upon the silence of Heaven, the inaction of the Supreme. If there be a God, almighty and all-good, why does He not use His power and give proof of His goodness in the way men choose to expect of Him? The answer usually offered by the Christian apologist fails either to silence the opponent or to satisfy the believer. And rightly so, for it is lacking not only in cogency but in sympathy. The God of the Bible is infinite both in power and in compassion; and in other ages His people had public proof of this. Why, then, is He so silent?"

The Silence Speaks

By Major General (Retd) Pran Koul
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 148281594X
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Looking back, this book is a perfect blend of the memoirs of an innocent Kashmiri boy, a chemical-but-turned-out-to-be-mechanical engineer, a cadet, a shuffling army officer and surveyor. From snow-covered lands of Kashmir to the vast ice masses of Antarctica, from times spent in college to life at the Indian Military Academy, from a career spanning across ranks of the Indian Army to years spent in the Survey of India, the book encompasses within its pages learnings, teachings, experiences, contributions and rewards along lifes journey. The book and the author take you on a gripping journey through the insurgency infested Naga Hills, the mysterious and ever so unknown continent of Antarctica, as well as on foreign tours of strategic importance to the United States, Pakistan, China and Russia. The authors firsthand views on the contentious and sensitive issue of Sir Creek, as part of the Indian delegation to Pakistan, sure sheds a realistic insight on this matter of both national and international importance. Is the book an added value? You bet! It is a perfect blend of how to, what to and when to. Be it conquering ones simple fears or the ever-so-difficult act of quitting smoking, be it chasing your dreams or the need to deliver your best, this book sure has valuable take backs for all.

Beyond Silence

By Nish Sehgal
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  • Publisher : Ukiyoto Publishing
  • Book Code : 9354903789
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 660
  • Pdf File: beyond-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every soul keeps humming its song, secretly wishing for another soul to understand, but not all words can be expressed and neither every ear is here to hear. When the moments standstill and the hours remain silent, the vibrant unconfined soul unleashes a creative spell. Beyond Silence is the galaxy of such magic at work. A collection of snippets of eternity, truths, and metaphors, a bundle of unspoken curiosity paving the way to mystical chaos witnessing and emoting life as we know. What started with impressions seeking expressions, Beyond Silence is now a book that takes a journey to the author's deep insight about life and collects the contemporary culture within the frame of spiritual curiosity, capturing the enigma of modernity with a transcendent twist. The book is about an unrequited love that might be looming at the horizon and is like a long- overdue te?te-a?-te?te with yourself. Go on an adventure within yourself and discover a wonderland of mystical musings narrated through deep metaphors poetry. Keep your eyes up - Descend with grace Remember the royalty you are By this I mean lift your head And for goodness� sake, smile..!

The Silence

By Ruth Wajnryb
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1741151228
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Silence is often the most powerful form of communication and it is silence that still dominates the homes of Holocaust survivors and their families, even after half a century. Through interviews with children of survivors, this book explores communication in survivor families from the perspective of the postwar generation. Explaining the effects of trauma on communication, this book offers an understanding of the language of silence that often becomes the first step to healing. This book also touches on different types of trauma, such as the loss of a family member and survivors of child.

Thundering Silence

By Thich Nhat Hanh
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  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Book Code : 9781935209010
  • Total of Pages : 80
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In Thundering Silence Thich Nhat Hanh presents the early teachings of the Buddha on not becoming so attached to his teachings that we don’t see reality clearly anymore and become stuck in notions and ideologies, however noble they may be. These teachings can liberate us from the prisons of our mental constructions and allow us to enjoy life fully and be a resource for others. Near the end of his life, the Buddha declared, "during forty-five years, I have not said to encourage his disciplines not caught by words or ideas. Thich Nhat Hanh calls this "the roar of a great lion, the thundering silence of a Buddha". The attitude of openness, non-attachment from views, and playfulness offered by the Buddha in this sutra is an important door for us to enter the realm of Mahayana Buddhist thought and practice. In Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries he makes use of such classic Buddhist allegories, as The Raft is not the Shore, and The Finger Pointing at the Moon and demonstrate the practical applications of these teachings in everyday life. This revised edition contains new material based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s more recent teachings. The new material makes commentaries on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake more accessible and broader in scope.

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause

By Shawn Wen
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  • Publisher : Sarabande Books
  • Book Code : 194644801X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"Threading the subtle seam between what lives and what remains, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause succeeds in conjuring the poetry of Marcel Marceau's performance as both a character on stage and in history. . . . Like pulling a ghost from a dark room, this is an accomplished work of historical portraiture: precise in its objects, complex in its melancholy, and insightful in its humor." —Thalia Field Part biographic inquiry, part lyric portraiture, radio producer Shawn Wen reanimates world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau's silent art. The book opens in darkness, a single figure standing in the spotlight. It's Marceau in his signature hat, painted face, black clothes, and ballet slippers. Over time, the text accumulates objects: dolls, paintings, icons, wives, children, cities, and performances. By turns whimsical and melancholic, this spare volume takes shape through capsule histories, interview clips, vivid scenes, and archival research. Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, The White Review, and the anthology City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (Faber and Faber, 2015). Her radio work broadcasts regularly on This American Life, Freakonomics Radio, and Marketplace. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Professional Journalism Training Fellowship and the Royce Fellowship.

Conversations with Silence

By Sally Longley
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725277751
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: conversations-with-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Silence—scary, inviting, or both? What do you do with silence? And what if silence was a language we could learn to read, hear, and even speak? This book invites you to tune the eyes and ears of your heart to the cadences of silence. Enter into conversations with silence as you are taken on an odyssey. Venture into the Australian bush. Trek deep into the red desert. Encounter shadows and desert dwellers. You will also delve into the tiny houses of everyday silences and receive their gifts of hospitality. And stumbling into that other territory, where silence becomes a death threat, or survival, an orchard can show you the fruit of life beginning again. Conversations with Silence takes you to the Rosetta Stone of an ancient, forgotten language, a language some have called God, or the soul. Immerse yourself in the silent realm of mystics, musicians, poets, and pilgrims of every path. These are our companions, as we explore the nuanced vocabulary of the worlds of silences and join in the conversation with a new voice.

Conversations with Silence

By Sally Longley
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725277778
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: conversations-with-silence.pdf

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Silence--scary, inviting, or both? What do you do with silence? And what if silence was a language we could learn to read, hear, and even speak? This book invites you to tune the eyes and ears of your heart to the cadences of silence. Enter into conversations with silence as you are taken on an odyssey. Venture into the Australian bush. Trek deep into the red desert. Encounter shadows and desert dwellers. You will also delve into the tiny houses of everyday silences and receive their gifts of hospitality. And stumbling into that other territory, where silence becomes a death threat, or survival, an orchard can show you the fruit of life beginning again. Conversations with Silence takes you to the Rosetta Stone of an ancient, forgotten language, a language some have called God, or the soul. Immerse yourself in the silent realm of mystics, musicians, poets, and pilgrims of every path. These are our companions, as we explore the nuanced vocabulary of the worlds of silences and join in the conversation with a new voice.

Silence in Intercultural Communication

By Ikuko Nakane
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027291772
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: silence-in-intercultural-communication.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication – linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological – and fundamental levels of social organization – individual, situational and sociocultural - the book explores the intricate relationship between perceptions and performance of silence in interaction involving Japanese and Australian participants. Through a combination of macro- and micro- ethnographic analyses of university seminar interactions, the stereotypes of the ‘silent East’ is reconsidered, and the tension between local and sociocultural perspectives of intercultural communication is addressed. The book has relevance to researchers and students in intercultural pragmatics, discourse analysis and applied linguistics.

The Silence of the Lambs

By Thomas Harris
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429957654
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-silence-of-the-lambs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter--Hannibal the Cannibal--who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.

Silence and Confessions

By S. Easton
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137333820
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: silence-and-confessions.pdf

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This book examines the treatment of suspects in interrogation and explores issues surrounding the right to silence. Employing a socio-legal approach, it draws from empirical research in the social sciences including social psychology to understand the problem of obtaining reliable evidence during interrogation.

Silent Statements

By Michal Beth Dinkler
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110331144
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 529
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Even a brief comparison with its canonical counterparts demonstrates that the Gospel of Luke is preoccupied with the power of spoken words; still, words alone do not make a language. Just as music without silence collapses into cacophony, so speech without silence signifies nothing: silences are the invisible, inaudible cement that hold the entire edifice together. Though scholars across diverse disciplines have analyzed silence in terms of its contexts, sources, and functions, these insights have barely begun to make inroads in biblical studies. Utilizing conceptual tools from narratology and reader-response criticism, this study is an initial exploration of largely uncharted territory – the various ways that narrative intersections of speech and silences function together rhetorically in Luke’s Gospel. Considering speech and silence to be mutually constituted in intricate and inextricable ways, Dinkler demonstrates that attention to both characters’ silences and the narrator’s silences helps to illuminate plot, characterization, theme, and readerly experience in Luke’s Gospel. Focusing on both speech and silence reveals that the Lukan narrator seeks to shape readers into ideal witnesses who use speech and silence in particular ways; Luke can be read as an early Christian proclamation – not only of the gospel message – but also of the proper ways to use speech and silence in light of that message. Thus, we find that speech and silence are significant matters of concern within the Lukan story and that speech and silence are significant tools used in its telling.

Discourse of Silence

By Dennis Kurzon
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027282609
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: discourse-of-silence.pdf

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The book deals initially with the interpretation of the silent answer to a question. From a semiotic approach to the contrast between silence and speech mainly within a Greimasian framework, the discussion turns to the application of pragmatic tools such as conversational analysis and adjacency pairs to the interpretation of silence. A model is presented which attempts to explain the observer’s cognitive competence, and its limits, in being able to interpret the silent answer. A basic distinction is also made between intentional silence (the refusal to answer) and non-intentional silence (the psychological inability to answer). The interpretation of silence is extended from a theoretical viewpoint to an analysis of various discourse types. Firstly, silence in the legal world: the accused’s and the witness’s right of silence, the right of legal authorities to silence the broadcasting of direct speech. The author then analyzes the silencing of characters in a literary text (Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), in a biblical text (Moses and his speech impediment in Exodus), in opera (Moses’ silence in Schoenberg’s opera Moses und Aron) and in the cinema. Here, after the initial discussion of Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, focus is shifted to the generation gap and the representation of silence by song in Mike Nichols’ The Graduate.

The Silence of Water

By Sharron Booth
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  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Book Code : 176099135X
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
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When Fan's mum, Agnes, announces the family is moving to Western Australia to take care of Agnes's father &– a man they've never spoken of before now &– Fan finds herself a stranger in a new town living in a home whose currents and tensions she cannot read or understand.Resentful of her mother's decision to move, Fan forms an alliance with her grandfather, Edwin Salt, a convict transported to Australia in 1861. As she listens to memories of his former life in England, Fan starts snooping around the house, riffling through Edwin's belongings in an attempt to fill the gaps in his stories. But the secrets Fan uncovers will test the family's fragile bondsforever, and force Edwin into a final reckoning with the brutality of his past.

Silence in the Land of Logos

By Silvia Montiglio
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400823765
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : History
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In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds. But how did silence fit into the mental framework of a society that valued speech so highly? Here Silvia Montiglio provides the first comprehensive investigation into silence as a distinctive and meaningful phenomenon in archaic and classical Greece. Arguing that the notion of silence is not a universal given but is rather situated in a complex network of associations and values, Montiglio seeks to establish general principles for understanding silence through analyses of cultural practices, including religion, literature, and law. Unlike the silence of a Christian before an ineffable God, which signifies the uselessness of words, silence in Greek religion paradoxically expresses the power of logos--for example, during prayer and sacrifice, it serves as a shield against words that could offend the gods. Montiglio goes on to explore silence in the world of the epic hero, where words are equated with action and their absence signals paralysis or tension in power relationships. Her other examples include oratory, a practice in which citizens must balance their words with silence in very complex ways in order to show that they do not abuse their right to speak. Inquiries into lyric poetry, drama, medical writings, and historiography round out this unprecedented study, revealing silence as a force in its own right.

One Square Inch of Silence

By Gordon Hempton,John Grossmann
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781416559825
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Nature
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  • Pdf File: one-square-inch-of-silence.pdf

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In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

Understanding Silence and Reticence

By Dat Bao
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441128530
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: understanding-silence-and-reticence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is the state of that which is not spoken? This book presents empirical research related to the phenomenon of reticence in the second language classroom, connecting current knowledge and theoretical debates in language learning and acquisition. Why do language learners remain silent or exhibit reticence? In what ways can silence in the language learning classroom be justified? To what extent should learners employ or modify silence? Do quiet learners work more effectively with quiet or verbal learners? Looking at evidence from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the book presents research data on many internal and external forces that influence the silent mode of learning in contemporary education. This work gives the reader a chance to reflect more profoundly on cultural ways of learning languages.

Understanding Silence and Reticence

By Dat Bao
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441136223
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: understanding-silence-and-reticence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is the state of that which is not spoken? This book presents empirical research related to the phenomenon of reticence in the second language classroom, connecting current knowledge and theoretical debates in language learning and acquisition. Why do language learners remain silent or exhibit reticence? In what ways can silence in the language learning classroom be justified? To what extent should learners employ or modify silence? Do quiet learners work more effectively with quiet or verbal learners? Looking at evidence from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the book presents research data on many internal and external forces that influence the silent mode of learning in contemporary education. This work gives the reader a chance to reflect more profoundly on cultural ways of learning languages.

The Power of Silence

By Graham Turner
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1620401037
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-silence.pdf

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Many people find the very notion of silence uncomfortable, even alarming or embarrassing. They are gripped by a kind of agoraphobia of the spirit. Many try to obliterate silence by turning up the volume control of music or television, or the volume of their days. The Power of Silence explores the world of silence--a mysterious and unfathomable realm, perhaps the most underused of all resources--and those who recognize its value. It is based on extensive interviews with those whose business is silence and who understand its creative and therapeutic uses. Graham Turner explores how the desert fathers sought silence and solitude. Psychotherapists talk of the creative value of silence in their practice as do--perhaps surprisingly--musical composers. The great Catholic centers of contemplation are investigated, as are the practitioners of Zen and those who try to heal the sickness of the mind. A silent moment is time for tranquility and reflection--something beyond ourselves. The value of welcoming quiet has become a great gap in modern human awareness, and this book seeks to restore our belief in the power of silence.

Silence in Modern Literature and Philosophy

By Thomas Gould
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319934791
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book discusses the elusive centrality of silence in modern literature and philosophy, focusing on the writing and theory of Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, the prose of Samuel Beckett, and the poetry of Wallace Stevens. It suggests that silence is best understood according to two categories: apophasis and reticence. Apophasis is associated with theology, and relates to a silence of ineffability and transcendence; reticence is associated with phenomenology, and relates to a silence of listenership and speechlessness. In a series of diverse though interrelated readings, the study examines figures of broken silence and silent voice in the prose of Samuel Beckett, the notion of shared silence in Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, and ways in which the poetry of Wallace Stevens mounts lyrical negotiations with forms of unsayability and speechlessness.

Silence Is My Mother Tongue

By Sulaiman Addonia
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  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Book Code : 1644451298
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 252
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A sensuous, textured novel of life in a refugee camp, long-listed for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction On a hill overlooking a refugee camp in Sudan, a young man strings up bedsheets that, in an act of imaginative resilience, will serve as a screen in his silent cinema. From the cinema he can see all the comings and goings in the camp, especially those of two new arrivals: a girl named Saba, and her mute brother, Hagos. For these siblings, adapting to life in the camp is not easy. Saba mourns the future she lost when she was forced to abandon school, while Hagos, scorned for his inability to speak, must live vicariously through his sister. Both resist societal expectations by seeking to redefine love, sex, and gender roles in their lives, and when a businessman opens a shop and befriends Hagos, they cast off those pressures and make an unconventional choice. With this cast of complex, beautifully drawn characters, Sulaiman Addonia details the textures and rhythms of everyday life in a refugee camp, and questions what it means to be an individual when one has lost all that makes a home or a future. Intimate and subversive, Silence Is My Mother Tongue dissects the ways society wages war on women and explores the stories we must tell to survive in a broken, inhospitable environment.

Silence and Concealment in Political Discourse

By Melani Schröter
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027272107
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 285
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This book constitutes a significant contribution to political discourse analysis and to the study of silence, both from the point of view of discourse analysis as well as pragmatics, and it is also relevant for those interested in politics and media studies. It promotes the empirical study of silence by analysing metadiscourse about politicians’ silence and by systematically conceptualising the communicativeness of silence in the interplay between intention (to be silent), expectation (of speech) and relevance (of the unsaid). Three cases of sustained metadiscourse about silent politicians from Germany are analysed to exemplify this approach, based on media texts and protocols of parliamentary inquiries. Ideals of political transparency and communicative openness are identified as a basis for (disappointed) expectations of speech which trigger and determine metadiscourse about politicians’ silences. Finally, the book deals critically with the role of those who act as advocates of ‘the public’s’ demand to speak out.

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence

By Derald Wing Sue
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118959655
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 104
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Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner. A guide for facilitating and participating in difficult dialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue – an internationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity, and microaggressions – explores the characteristics, dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as the hidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue. Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop a stronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves, and discover how not talking about race impacts society as a whole. Overcome and make visible the fears associated with race talk Learn practical ideas for talking openly about race Facilitate and navigate discussion with expert strategy Examine the hidden rules that govern race talk Understand the benefits of successful conversations Discussions about race do not have to result in disastrous consequences, and can in fact be highly beneficial to all parties involved. It's important that people have the ability to converse openly and honestly with their students, colleagues, children, and neighbors, and Race Talk provides the path for achieving this goal.

Creative Power of Silence

By Swami Paramananda
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789124379
  • Total of Pages : 37
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 937
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Silence, the great unseen power, the miracle of life, works upon our character with strange contrast. Prior to spiritual studies, the idea of complete silence is strongly advocated by many. In practicing the silence, it is found to unfold our higher nature. The silence allows concentration. With the intrusion of noise, the mind cannot be receptive. Contrary to some belief, the silence is not to free the mind to allow emptiness. It means co-ordination of body and mind. It reduces friction and becomes a definite factor for our concentrated thought. The silence is essential for all forms of study. “A silent being is a very restful being. All wise people realize the deeper part of our nature can only be expressed effectively when our outer being is still.”

Secrecy

By Hugh B. Urban
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022674678X
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 722
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The powers of political secrecy and social spectacle have been taken to surreal extremes recently. Witness the twin terrors of a president who refuses to disclose dealings with foreign powers while the private data of ordinary citizens is stolen and marketed in order to manipulate consumer preferences and voting outcomes. We have become accustomed to thinking about secrecy in political terms and personal privacy terms. In this bracing, new work, Hugh Urban wants us to focus these same powers of observation on the role of secrecy in religion. With Secrecy, Urban investigates several revealing instances of the power of secrecy in religion, including nineteenth-century Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the sexual magic of a Russian-born Parisian mystic; the white supremacist BrüderSchweigen or “Silent Brotherhood” movement of the 1980s, the Five Percenters, and the Church of Scientology. An electrifying read, Secrecy is the culmination of decades of Urban’s reflections on a vexed, ever-present subject.

Voice of Silence

By Nabam Serbang
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1947634909
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 138
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We don’t really say a word when truly in love. Do we? The silence says it all. Our hearts hear the voice of silence while our mind hears the sounds of the word. The silent voice stirs the nerves of the heart while the word stirs the nerves of the brain. The state of silence is the origin of everything, as pure as God. God is love as love is a God who speaks in silence, silently. Love is best spoken in silence to the silent heart. The best feeling of love is when a silent heart hears the resonance of a silent voice of love. This book contains verses of love exhibited and expressed silently in different moods, times, and circumstances in progressive stages portrayed in a realistic order.