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Grammars of Creation (Gifford Lectures, 1990.) by [George Steiner]

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“A riveting guide to language and existence.” —The Observer
“The book is, beyond doubt, an intellectual tour de force.” —
National Review

“The erudition is almost as extraordinary as the prose: dense, knowing, allusive . . . [Steiner] has outdone himself.” —
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“[A] brave act of intellectual resistance to all those End of X and Death of Y tomes that mark our current mood.” —
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“One reads Steiner . . . for the many sharp insights and speculations that fill all of his books. There is no shortage of them . . . in
Grammars of Creation.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the more dynamic and compelling voices in contemporary criticism . . . Steiner ranges over an impressively wide array of even more impressively lofty subjects and reference points.” —
Los Angeles Times

About the Author

George Steiner, author of dozens of books (including The Death of Tragedy, After Babel, Martin Heidegger, In Bluebeard’s Castle, My Unwritten Books, George Steiner at the New Yorker, and The Poetry of Thought), is one of the world’s foremost intellectuals. He has been professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Geneva, professor of comparative literature and fellow at the University of Oxford, and professor of poetry at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, England, where he has been an Extraordinary Fellow at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge since 1969. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00BZILWR6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media (April 16, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 16, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1542 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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