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Collecting Silence

2017

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The poems in Collecting Silence arc through youth, love and loss, to maturation, aging, peace. Wide travels throughout Asia, Europe and North America bring Narwani face to face with the oppressions of poverty, caste and religion, as well as the seductions of magical new beauty. The poems take the reader down the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, to Chopin's garden; a village of untouchables in India, to remnants of the Berlin Wall; from the Piet{grave}a and the Mona Lisa to Magritte's The False Mirror. Always they are grounded in what Narwani can touch, see, love and remember. Growing up in Canada in a Baltic-German family that was forced to emigrate from their homeland of Latvia at the onset of WWII, Narwani strives to retain language, preserve links to the family's past, a vanished way of life, so it may deepen her own. Always she listens for what connects, what bridges boundaries and separations, for the inner home that sustains and renews her. It is in our silences, Narwani says, that memories, our deepest experiences, talk to us in a language we all know without speaking. In this time of non-stop connectivity and chatter, Collecting Silence offers a timely alternative.

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Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
C811/.6
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Poems
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
LCCN
PR9199.3.N257
LCCN Item number
C657 2017eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (92 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)thg00974167
(OCoLC)963394082
(CaOOCEL)477546
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
CaBNVSL
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions