"Silence": A Maine Author Writes About the Powerful Role that Silence Plays in Our Society

Jan 25, 2019

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In Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives, award-winning,  Maine-based author Jane Brox examines the institution of silence from monastic communion with God to the punitive isolation of inmates. Brox explores the use of silence as both a threat and a tool over time, and our often-fraught relationship with communication and solitude as it has evolved in our digital lives.

Jane Brox, is the author of Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light; Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm; Five Thousand Days Like This One; and, Here and Nowhere Else