8 edition of Grammars of Creation found in the catalog.
September 1, 2002
by Yale University Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||368|
In ''Grammars of Creation,'' for example, he tells us that ''the classical and Judaic ideal of man as 'language animal,' as uniquely defined by the dignity of speech came to an end in the. Grammars of Creation. "We have no more beginnings," George Steiner begins in this, his most radical book to date. A far-reaching exploration of the idea of creation in Western thought, literature, religion, and history, this volume can fairly be called a magnum opus. He reflects on the different ways we have of talking about beginnings, on Brand: Audible Studios.
In Grammars of Creation, more than in his book Real Presences, Steiner acknowledges that his argument rests on inescapably Christian foundations. In fact, he has in the past sometimes written in a strongly anti-Christian vein, while the present book reflects the influence of, among others, Miri Rubin, whose Corpus Christi: The Eucharist. Grammars of Creation eBook. Grammars of Creation is Steiner's best work. It says more about more than anything else he has written. If he is right, that it is "closing time in the gardens of the West," the fact that he is not appreciated by the American reading public is, in my mind, proof of it.
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Grammars of Creation book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. We have no more beginnings, George Steiner begins in this, h /5. From The Death of Tragedy to Grammars of Creation, George Steiner always offers his readers a fresh, revelatory, golden eagle’s eye-view of western literature.
This time, he does this through images of creation, creativity, and creators. The thrill is in. Grammars of Creation, even when it seems to be simply a 'salutary exaggeration' (to use one of so many good phrases in this book) is a fabulous. Grammars of Creation (Gifford Lectures, ) - Kindle edition by Steiner, George.
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This is a dense book, but is not of that density that results from a writer's love of baroque verbiage; rather, it arises from a soul of formidable brilliance thinking ever-more deeply on the issues close to his heart, and approaching that place where ''grammars'' must be stretched to express realities beyond words.
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Grammars of Creation. By: The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists - Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marvelously lucid definition of existentialism and a brilliant interpretation of its impact.
Possessed by Memory. Grammars of Creation is a searching and dispiriting book, exhilarating in its local instances, but somewhat exhausting in the steady bullying of its references." - Sven Birkerts, The Washington Post "Jenseits der Philologie wird der begnadete Leser Steiner recht unpräzis.
In Grammars of Creation the eminent critic George Steiner brings his unparalleled acumen and erudition to bear on these and other questions. 'This is a mesmerising book Expressed in prose that is unfailingly apt, luminous and evocative.' Guardian /5(8). Grammars of Creation Originating in the Gifford Lectures for (Book): Steiner, George: We have no more beginnings, George Steiner begins in this radical book.
A far-reaching exploration of the idea of creation in Western thought, literature, religion, and history, he reflects on the different ways people have of talking about beginnings, on the coretiredness that pervades end-of-the. been generally conceded by reviewers that Grammars of Creation is a crowning achievement to a life of writing.
In this book he seeks to give language its mouthful of air, to set it breathing creatively again in a way that can match the ethos and beliefs of our complex, anxious, information w/racked world; to find what Professor Powe on ThursdayFile Size: KB.
Geroge Steiner’s Grammars of Creation, drawn from his Gifford Lectures begins on a sombre note. Beginning with a summary of the loss of life during the last century Steiner argues that at the end of the twentieth century there is a spirit of "core-tiredness," an exhaustion that permeates Western culture.
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In Grammars of Creation the eminent critic George Steiner brings his unparalleled acumen and erudition to bear on these and other questions.'This is a mesmerising book Expressed in prose that is unfailingly apt, luminous and evocative.'. In Grammars of Creation the eminent critic George Steiner brings his unparalleled acumen and erudition to bear on these and other questions.
'This is a mesmerising book Expressed in prose that is unfailingly apt, luminous and evocative.' Guardian. Length: pages Word Wise /5(6). Grammars of Creation Paperback – Aug. 11 by George Steiner (Author) out of 5 stars 10 ratings/5(10). Editions for Grammars of Creation: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ).
Grammars of Creation: originating in the Gifford Lectures for by George Steiner; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Miscellanea, Creation, Beginning, Creative ability. “A fresh, revelatory, golden eagle’s eye-view of western literature.” —Financial Times Early in Grammars of Creation, George Steiner references Plato’s maxim that in “all things natural and human, the origin is the most excellent.” Creation, he argues, is linguistically fundamental in theology, philosophy, art, music, literature—central, in fact, to our very : Open Road Media.George Steiner, Author Yale University Press $39 (p) ISBN