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Alida BeckerGrier has a nice habit of tweaking a detail to make a larger point. Discussing the popularity of caged birds throughout the 19th century — their "apparent monogamy and devoted parenting" was inspirational — she reminds us that their singing was treasured in a way we may have difficulty appreciating: "We live in a world where recorded music, radios and television sets bathe us in constant chatter and music. The silence of rooms in the past is now largely unknown."
— The New York Times