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Silence Lectures and Writings

Author : John Cage
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John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today. The Saturday Review said of him: “Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant.” “He refuses to sermonize or pontificate. What John Cage offers is more refreshing, more spirited, much more fun-a kind of carefree skinny-dipping in the infinite. It’s what’s happening now.” –The American Record Guide “There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. Sounds occur whether intended or not; the psychological turning in direction of those not intended seems at first to be a giving up of everything that belongs to humanity. But one must see that humanity and nature, not separate, are in this world together, that nothing was lost when everything was given away.”

The Sanctuary of Silence

Author : Israel Knohl
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Scholar Israel Knohl offers a new perspective on the history and theology of the Priestly source of the Pentateuch. Knohl claims that groups associated with the Priestly Torah appear ensconced within the Temple, operating within a "Sanctuary of Silence", in contrast to the later Holiness School, which reached a loftier conception of God and a broader purview of faith, holiness, and practice.

The Eloquence of Silence

Author : Marnia Lazreg
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This book examines how Algerian women's roles are shaped by colonial domination, nationalism, family formation and the shift to a capitalist economy. This interdisciplinary approach also concentrates on fundamentalism and gender relations.

Silence in Intercultural Communication

Author : Ikuko Nakane
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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.


Author : Thomas Amo
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Hollywood 1926, the end of the silent film era. Weirlech Film Studios leads the pack of moviemakers in a time where illusion is everything. Tiege Cargill is Weirlech Films most promising director. His friend and mentor Studio Head, Fritz Weirlech has died, leaving him the studio and his private fortune. D.W. Kolten, nephew to Fritz has forged a fake will and taken everything from Tiege and sent him to England to make his last film. While there Tiege disappears after a car wreck, only to be found by a young English farmgirl named Catherine Pearce, who has never seen a film in her life and has no idea who the mysterious stranger is that she's fallen in love with. When Kolten learns of Tiege's disapearance he sees it as a way to be rid of him once and for all. Arrangements are made to complete Tiege's last film in secrecy and make certain he does not make it back to Hollywood alive!

Silence Music Silent Music

Author : Nicky Losseff
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The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. Topics addressed include the idea of 'silent music' in the work of English philosopher Peter Sterry and Spanish Jesuit St John of the Cross; the apparently paradoxical contemplation of silence through the medium of music by Messiaen and the relationship between silence and faith; the aesthetics of Susan Sontag applied to Cage's idea of silence; silence as a different means of understanding musical texture; ways of thinking about silences in music produced during therapy sessions as a form of communication; music and silence in film, including the idea that music can function as silence; and the function of silence in early chant. Perhaps the most all-pervasive theme of the book is that of silence and nothingness, music and spirituality: a theme that has appeared in writings on John Cage but not, in a broader sense, in scholarly writing. The book reveals that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being. Silence, Music, Silent Music will appeal to those working in the fields of musicology, psychology of religion, gender studies, aesthetics and philosophy.


Author : Adam Jaworski
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Silence EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition

Author : Brookhouse
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Holy Silence

Author : J. Brent Bill
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An invitation to experience more fully the life-changing power of sacred silence For over a decade, J. Brent Bill's Holy Silence has been regarded as a contemporary classic on sacred silence. With warmth, wisdom, and gentle humor, Bill presents the Quaker practice of silence and expectant listening to a wider Christian audience. FEATURES Revised and expanded edition Includes new spiritual silence practices New section on incorporating holy silence into worship Written by one of the most respected interpreters of the Quaker tradition Introduces a fresh way of connecting with God

Roman de Silence

Author : Heldris (de Cornuälle.)
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This bilingual edition, based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, makes Silence available to specialists and students in various fields of literature, to those in women's studies and, most important, to everyone who loves a first-rate story.