Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say

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  • Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say
  • Harriet Shawcross
  • 19 March 2018

About the Author: Harriet Shawcross

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Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot SayAs A Teenager, Harriet Shawcross Stopped Speaking At School For Almost A Year, Retreating Into Herself And Communicating Only When Absolutely Necessary As An Adult, She Became Fascinated By The Limits Of Language And In Unspeakable She Asks What Makes Us Silent From The Inexpressible Trauma Of Trench Warfare And The Aftermath Of Natural Disaster To The Taboo Of Coming Out, Shawcross Explores How And Why Words Fail Us From The Mountains Of Nepal To New York S Theatre District She Travels The World Meeting People Who Constantly Wrestle With Language She Studies The Work Of George Oppen, A Poet Who Couldn T Write A Line For Twenty Five Years, Interviews Eve Ensler Whose Play The Vagina Monologues Gave Voice To The Truths Of Female Sexuality, And Meets The Founders Of The Samaritans Who Have Been Listening Silently To Those In Need Since The 1950s A Beguiling Mix Of Memoir, History, Literary Criticism And Investigative Journalism, Unspeakable Is A Moving And Unprecedented Study Of The Power Of Silence.

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10 thoughts on “Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say

  1. Sarah says:

    This is my first review on Goodreads and one that has been precipitated, in part, by Shawcross book and her example to speak into the world and to be less invisible to self and others.I enjoyed this book in which Shawcross gives us insights into different experiences of her life a period a silence and withdrawal at secondary school due, in part, to not fitting in and the shame of her dad s redundancy, and then later in life, a difficulty communicating feelings and needs in close relationships and the realisation that she is attracted to women This book is a helpful reminder that the everyday experiences of childhood and our lives are painful and can leave profound marks in us.Shawcross own experiences lead her on a journey of exploration of the themes of silence and speech, including selective ...

  2. Emily says:

    I m not 100% sure how I feel about this one It s really a memoir which wasn t what I was expecting, but it was an impulse audible purchase so I think that s my fault I did keep listening to it because the subject of silence is an interesting one, and there were some good interviews towards the end My main issue with the book though is that it felt a bit self indulgent, part...

  3. Adam Lair says:

    This was a very enjoyable read with nice balance of first hand accounts from the author, stories from others she came across as a journalist, and actual scientific study I think it is a good reminder of the benefits and challenges of silence She discus...