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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 not anyone 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 remarkable because the prose: dense, understanding, allusive.” studying in lots of languages, celebrating the survival of excessive tradition within the face of contemporary barbarisms, Steiner probes the ethics of language and literature with remarkable 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 more than a few 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 tune, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish existence, and past. mixing recommendations on matters of huge curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger even with their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s know-how of the radical as a multivocal shape, for example—with own reflections on existence and family members, Steiner demonstrates why he's one among today’s maximum minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A lengthy Saturday invitations readers to tug up a chair and eavesdrop on a talk with a master.

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