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Real Presences: Is There Anything in What We Say?

George. Steiner

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ISBN 10: 0571163564 / ISBN 13: 9780571163564
Published by Faber and Faber, 1991
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Real Presences: Is There Anything in What We...

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: New Ed.

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Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical composition created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Steiner passionately argues that a transcendent reality grounds all genuine art and human communication.

"A real tour de force. . . . All the virtues of the author's astounding intelligence and compelling rhetoric are evident from the first sentence onward."—Anthony C. Yu, Journal of Religion

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George Steiner has written a great many books during his long and distinguished career as a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He was professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, Lord Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow of St Anne's College at Oxford University, and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.

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