A Long Saturday: Conversations by George Steiner,Laure Adler,Teresa Lavender Fagan

By George Steiner,Laure Adler,Teresa Lavender Fagan

George Steiner is likely 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 sort of as outstanding because the prose: dense, figuring out, allusive.” examining 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 extraordinary grace and authority. A lengthy Saturday deals intimate perception into the questions that experience absorbed him all through his career.

In a stimulating sequence of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler talk about more than a few issues, 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 variety over song, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish lifestyles, and past. mixing concepts on topics of vast curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger despite their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s expertise 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 drag up a chair and snoop on a talk with a master.

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