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The Resource A book of silence, Sara Maitland

A book of silence, Sara Maitland

Label
A book of silence
Title
A book of silence
Statement of responsibility
Sara Maitland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, the Australian bush, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Her memoir of these experiences is interwoven with the history of silence 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 moor in Galloway, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home. A Book of Silence is a deeply thoughtful, honest and illuminating memoir about a phenomenon too often neglected in the contemporary world." -- Publisher description
Summary
A memoir of the author;'s experiences with periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Australian bush, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321931
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maitland, Sara
Dewey number
155.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Maitland, Sara
  • Solitude
  • Silence
Target audience
adult
Label
A book of silence, Sara Maitland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. 289-298) and index
Control code
000043605969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781847080424
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
A book of silence, Sara Maitland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. 289-298) and index
Control code
000043605969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781847080424
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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