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Silence in the Age of Noise

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From the Norwegian explorer, a stunning meditation on the power of silence and how to shut out the world

Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more important now than ever?

Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymat
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Paperback, 147 pages
Published 2018 by Penguin (first published 2016)
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Etienne
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un magnifique récit sous forme de fragments, de réflexions, autour du silence, un sujet trop peu traité en littérature à mon avis. Bien écrit et bien que j'aurais pris un peu plus de profondeur, il y en a suffisament pour réfléchir au silence et à ce qu'il apporte. Personnellement, j'ai pris le temps de la déguster, un fragment de temps à autre, pour ainsi laisser mariner un peu ces réflexions pendant la journée. Une bonne lecture!
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"Les mots peuvent gâcher une atmosphère. Ils ne sont pas à la hauteur. Oui, c'est merveilleux de partager de belles aventures, mais en parler peut aussi les éloigner de nous."
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Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer, lawyer, art collector, entrepreneur, politician, author and publisher.

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