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A Book of Silence Paperback – August 17, 2010
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In this book Maitland writes across the board on various topics to do with silence that others I've read haven't dared to touch on. Topics I found utterly fascinating, such as the dark side of silence, or the difference types of silence (self-emptying of the desert hermits, vs. self-fullfillment of the romantics). I can see how a person only mildly interested in the subject might become bored after a few chapters, but not me. The whole book was sheer nutrition to my soul. Having just finished the book last night I am very sad today that it's over as I hung on every word.
I wish there were more books out there on the subject with the depth and integrity of Maitlands but I'm afraid that's like asking for the moon. I'll just be thankful for having discovered her book when I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I first read A Book of Silence when it came out and adored it so much I kept it in my stack of inspirational books to dip into for soul-nurture. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A beautiful book on silence, meditations, practices, writings over the ages, and one soul's journey to experience it in remote places.Published 3 months ago by Sita Stuhlmiller
A marvelous thoughtful offer of the sense of solitude and it's deep sane gifts. Too much literary history and scholarly references to the idea of solitude. Read morePublished 8 months ago by PK
I found this book at a used book sale for $.50 and was excited I found something interesting. I have experienced my share of periods of silence from 40 years of meditation retreats... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tree Frog John
Not sure if I'm being asked to review the book, or review the product. As a book, it's a riveting read from a brilliant memoirist detailing the experience of living in silence. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Angela Carole Brown
A writer recounts her explorations into the nature of silence and the conflict between the social and inner worlds for those trying to add more silence to their lives. Read morePublished 20 months ago by clahain
Excellent writing. This shows if you're well educated, upper class English & have inheritance you can manage your own manias. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Downtown Pearl
Very thought provoking book. Have to read it in small doses with a lot of silent time to think and reflect. Opened my mind.Published 22 months ago by clk