This Friday: On the Pursuit of Silence in a Noisy World with George Prochnik

On Friday, April 9th join author George Prochnik for a night that promises to open both your eyes…and your ears. George will discuss his new book In Pursuit of Silence with Paul Holdengräber as part of the LIVE from the NYPL programming series.

The event begins at 7:00PM in the Celeste Bartos Forum of The New York Public Library (5th Avenue at 42nd Street).

Use Discount Code NOISE for $15 Tickets
$25 general $15 Friends, seniors + students with valid ID
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“George Prochnik has gifted us with an impassioned, searching meditation on the antique virtues of silence, the evolving natural history of our most overtaxed sense, the etiology of sound in the modern world and the discrete joys of earbud-free listening. Find a quiet corner in which to read this book, but then go out into the world and be prepared to hear it anew.” —Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic

“Smart… Silence is good for falling asleep, but Prochnik’s attentive take on noise keeps us wide awake.” —Publishers Weekly