Robert Hartwell Fiske Vocabula at AOL.COM
Fri Oct 10 22:39:41 UTC 2008

"this remarkable little volume" -- Midwest Book Review
Silence, Language, & Society: A guide to style and meaning, grace and  
compassion -- an episodic, aphoristic collection of Robert Hartwell Fiske's  writing 
-- is a formulary for reclaiming our sense of self through the careful  use 
of the English language. This is a book about words and language and  thoughts, 
how they intermingle, and their relationship with silence and society.   
Along with the spate of mysteries, children's books, and romance novels,  
there is the occasional need for a book — even a small book — that does more  
than entertain. Silence, Language, & Society challenges you; it  encourages you 
to think and to question.  
This is a Vocabula Book. Most book publishers today are interested in and  
consider only narratives; they want stories that engross and entertain the  
readers, and that let them retire, however briefly, from the toil and tedium of  
their lives.  
Silence, Language, & Society is episodic, and as such, encourages  readers to 
pause between thoughts, and to think their own. Silence, Language,  & Society 
is as captivating as a mystery, as elementary as a children's  story, as 
rousing as a romance novel.  
Silence, Language, & Society is a tale, half told, of the  dissolution of 
society as reflected in the dissolution of language. 
Robert Hartwell Fiske
Editor and Publisher
The Vocabula  Review
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