Genre : Music
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781351548649
Copyright Year : 2017-07-05
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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.

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Genre : Medical
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN_10 : 0801857805
Copyright Year : 2002-11
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Historically, the doctor-patient relationship has been based on a one-way trust--despite recent judicial attempts to give patients a greater voice. Seeing a growing need for more honest and complete communication between physician and patient, Dr. Jay Katz advocates a new, informed dialogue that respects the rights and needs of both sides. A new Preface outlines changes since the book's publication in 1984.

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πŸ“’ Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Genre : Nature
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN_10 : 0618249060
Copyright Year : 2002
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

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πŸ“’ I Speak To The Silent by Mtutuzeli Nyoka

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : University of Natal Press
ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105121866144
Copyright Year : 2004
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Walter Hambile Kondile is "a simple man, a Xhosa and an African whose life is of no significance to the world". He is the typical "good native" of his generation, poorly educated, submissive and subservient, brought up to know his inferior place and believe that "it was God's design for the white man to rule over me". But this unquestioning obedience is called into rebellion when his beloved daughter, Sindiswa, a committed young struggle activist, goes missing in exile. Kondile's search leads him to Lesotho and grim discoveries of betrayal that shatter forever his own "complicity of silence" committing him to an irrevocable path of no return. I Speak to the Silent is an exciting first novel by a powerful storyteller, who tells his history as he sees it.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
ISBN_10 : 3161497058
Copyright Year : 2008
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Hanne Loland studies gendered god-language in the Hebrew Bible. She offers a theoretical framework that is helpful for the interpretation of biblical language used in reference to God and for the broader theological and scholarly debate on God and gender. One of the main questions Loland discusses is whether and how gende r is salient - that is, of significance - when gendered god-language occurs in a text. This is a new line of questioning in Hebrew Bible research, which so far has been mostly concerned with mapping the occurrences of feminine god-language. The question of gender significance is debated both in theoretical discussions on God, gender and language, and in three case studies (Isa 42:13-14, 46:3-4, and 49:14-15). These texts are chosen primarily because of today's research situation, where there has been a claim that Isa 40-55 (or 40-66) differs from the rest of the Hebrew Bible in its use of feminine god-language. Loland argues that there is in principle no difference between god-language formulated in similes or metaphors. Further, there is no significant difference between male and female god-language in the Hebrew Bible. These findings are also relevant for the contemporary debate concerning god-language in academia, church, and synagogue. This volume was recognized with the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.

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πŸ“’ Silent Topics by Anthony Slide

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
ISBN_10 : 0810850168
Copyright Year : 2005
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In Silent Topics, film historian Anthony Slide looks at various under-discussed and generally undocumented areas of silent film. The two lengthiest essays discuss the release of British silent films in the United States and the contribution of gays and lesbians to American silent film. Other essays examine the cost of silent film production, the "Great Events" series produced by Technicolor in the 1920s, and the manner in which early sheet music exploited silent film personalities. There are career essays on the screen's first special effects specialist, Roy Pomeroy, actor/minister Neal Dodd, and Margerie Bonner, the wife of novelist Malcolm Lowry. Silent Topics also includes the only known interview with the most prominent of silent film composers, David Mendoza, as well as a personal discussion on the lack of talent among a number of silent screen actors and actresses.

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πŸ“’ Silent Warrior by Charles Henderson

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 0425188647
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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The sequel to Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills continues the story of U.S. Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock and his accomplishments as a veteran of the Vietnam War, detailing his most difficult and dangerous missions. Reprint.

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πŸ“’ Silent Warfare by Abram N. Shulsky

Genre : History
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9781574883459
Copyright Year : 2002
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Learn about the real world of intelligence work

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πŸ“’ Silent Film by Richard Abel

Genre : Silent films
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN_10 : 0485300761
Copyright Year : 1996-01-01
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Silent Film offers some of the best recent essays on silent cinema, essays that cross disciplinary boundaries and break new ground in a variety of ways. Some focus on the "materiality" of early cinema: the color processes used in printing nitrate film stocks, the choreographic styles of film acting, and the wide range of sound accompaniment. Others focus on questions of periodicity and nationality: on the shift from a "cinema of attractions" to a "classical narrative cinema," on the relationship between changes in production and those in exhibition, and on the historical specificity of national cinemas. Still others focus on early cinema's intertextual relations with various forms of mass culture (from magazine stories or sensational melodramas in the United States to the tango craze in Russia), and on reception in silent cinema (from black audiences in Chicago to women's fan magazines of the 1920s). Taken together, the contributors to this volume suggest provocative parallels between silent cinema at the turn of the last century and "postmodern" cinema at the end of our own. This book is an important contribution to the study of silent film and a key addition to this new series.

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πŸ“’ Silent Stars by Jeanine Basinger

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
ISBN_10 : 0819564516
Copyright Year : 2000-11
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An eminent film historian illuminates the stars of silent film.

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