Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman

Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman

George Steiner


"When Steiner bargains with transactions among languages . . . as in dialogue of varied English models of the Bible or Robert Lowell`s translation of Racine, we see a keenly discriminating literary brain at paintings on what it loves."-Robert Gorham Davis, big apple instances e-book assessment "An terribly sharp, extraordinary, and considerate dialogue of the unusual stipulations into which smooth writing has labored itself. . . . Few, only a few writers this day have as a lot that's important to claim on today`s writing as does the author."-Joseph G. Harrison, Christian technology computer screen "Whoever has valued and wanted this ebook for its insights into a few one specific topic . . . will upon rereading observe the incredible breadth of cognizance in [it]: from Homer to Thomas Mann, from Marshall McLuhan to The Warsaw Diary of Chaim Kaplan. In each one of those essays, a unmarried sentence, and sometimes a couple of, can eternally impress and remove darkness from thought."-John Felstiner How will we overview the facility and application of language while it's been made to articulate falsehoods in yes totalitarian regimes or has been charged with vulgarity and imprecision in a mass-consumer democracy? How will language react to the more and more pressing claims of extra certain speech similar to arithmetic and symbolic notation? those are many of the questions Steiner addresses during this elegantly written e-book, first released in 1967 to overseas acclaim.

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