The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan

by George Steiner
     
 

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From the distinguished polymath George Steiner comes a profound and illuminating vision of the inseparability of Western philosophy and its living language.See more details below

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From the distinguished polymath George Steiner comes a profound and illuminating vision of the inseparability of Western philosophy and its living language.

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“The Poetry of Thought is denser in its language, more disquieting in its arguments, more in line with Steiner’s stronger works, such as Heidegger (1978) and many of the essays collected in No Passion Spent (1996). Steiner’s overall subject here is the interlocked nature of poetic language and philosophical thought, and how the intellect manifests itself through this connection.”
The Washington Post - Robvert Alter
“No one now writing on literature can match Steiner as polymath and polyglot, and few can equal the verve and eloquence of his writing.”
The New Yorker
“Illumination and attractively undogmatic”
Robvert Alter - The Washington Post
“No one now writing on literature can match Steiner as polymath and polyglot, and few can equal the verve and eloquence of his writing.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811219457
Publisher:
WW Norton Client
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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