From the author of the “dazzling epic”* Brilliant, a
compelling history of silence as a powerful shaper of the
human mind—in prisons, in places of contemplation, and in our own
Through her evocative intertwined histories of the
penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many
ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it
has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and... more...