Silence

Silence

In the Age of Noise

Book - 2017
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"In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book, an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experience and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to our sanity and happiness--and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude"--Page 2 of dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781524733230
1524733237
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Crook, Becky L.

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sharonh12
Jul 05, 2018

A compelling attempt to answer three questions:

What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it now more important than ever?

Beautifully written incorporating author's own experience.

This book has been a great friend to me in this age of chaotic cacophony.

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Frybyte
Jan 18, 2018

Silence itself is a topic that I have a great deal of investment in - in my life. So I was hoping for something insightful, especially since this book is getting a lot of attention.
However I found it to be narcissistic and shallow.

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