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[From blurb] Ed Garland used reading to help him cope with hearing loss and tinnitus. In this genre-busting blend of memoir and literary criticism, the author reveals his own journey towards an understanding of sonic loss. Written with humorous honesty about the fluctuations in a young man's mental health. The English-language fiction classics of W...
What can the written soundscapes of contemporary fiction tell us about hearing and listening? In which books and stories can we find a sonic awareness, an experience of what Salomé Voegelin calls the 'private sonic life-world in its fragile and doubtful contingency that we negotiate in listening and in language’?