In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.78 X 7.96 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780767931212
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About the Author

GEORGE PROCHNIK is the author of Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology, a New York Times "Editor's Choice" pick and winner of a 2007 Gradiva Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Playboy, and Cabinet magazine, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.

www.inpursuitofsilence.com

Reviews

"Elegant and eloquent."--New York Times

"[A] genial and informative study of the noisiness of modern life."--The New Republic

"An adventure of profound listening."--The New Yorker

"Fascinating."--Salon

"A global quest to find those who still value silence."--NPR

"Sometimes alarming and often charming, it sings the praises of quiet and reports the uncertain progress in the war against noise."--The Dallas Morning News

"Compelling."--Bookforum

"Smart... Silence is good for falling asleep, but Prochnik's attentive take on noise keeps us wide awake."--Publishers Weekly

"Elegant and understated, this thoughtful look at rarely considered aspects of everyday life reveals an often unrecognized cost of modern living.--Booklist

"A lucid, balanced appreciation of silence's solemn tonic."--Kirkus