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Unspeakable : The Things We Cannot Say

Author :  Harriet Shawcross

Product Details

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
  • ISBN9781786890078
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info352 p,129 x 197 x 27 (mm)
  • CategoriesMemoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Speech & language disorders & therapy
  • Product Weight248 gms.
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Product Description

'Compassionate' Guardian'Extremely affecting' ScotsmanAs a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language. From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and the aftermath of natural disaster to the taboo of coming out, Harriet examines all the ways in which words scare us. She studies wartime poet George Oppen, interviews the author of The Vagina Monologues, meets Nepalese earthquake-survivors and the founders of the Samaritans and asks what makes us silent?

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