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By George Steiner,Laure Adler,Teresa Lavender Fagan

ISBN-10: 022635038X

ISBN-13: 9780226350387

George Steiner is without doubt one of the preeminent intellectuals of our time. The Washington Post has declared that nobody else “writing on literature can fit him as polymath and polyglot, and few can equivalent the verve and eloquence of his writing,” whereas the New York Times says of his works that “the erudition is nearly as striking because the prose: dense, realizing, allusive.” analyzing in lots of languages, celebrating the survival of excessive tradition within the face of recent barbarisms, Steiner probes the ethics of language and literature with extraordinary grace and authority. A lengthy Saturday bargains intimate perception into the questions that experience absorbed him all through his career.

In a stimulating sequence of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler speak about a number of themes, together with Steiner’s boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his schooling on the collage of Chicago and Harvard, and his early years in academia. Books are a touchstone all through, yet Steiner and Adler’s conversations additionally diversity over track, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish existence, and past. mixing suggestions on matters of extensive curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger despite their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s understanding of the unconventional as a multivocal shape, for example—with own reflections on lifestyles and family members, Steiner demonstrates why he's one in all today’s maximum minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A lengthy Saturday invitations readers to tug up a chair and snoop on a talk with a master.

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