By John Biguenet
What is silence? In a sequence of brief meditations, novelist and playwright John Biguenet considers silence as a servant of energy, as a lie, as a punishment, because the voice of God, as a terrorist's ultimate weapon, as a luxurious reliable, as the cause of torture-in brief, as an item we either do and don't realize. Concluding with the clients for its destiny in a global burgeoning with noise, Biguenet asks even if we must always hope or worry silence-or whether it is even ours to choose.
Object classes is released in partnership with an essay sequence in The Atlantic.
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