Language and Silence, George Steiner
George Steiner

Language and Silence

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A collection of essays and articles about the life of language, and its role in a world where words are used to manipulate as often as they are used to convey meaning
Language and Silence
is a book about language—and politics, meaning, silence, and the future of literature. Originally published between 1958 and 1966, the essays that make up this collection ponder whether we have passed out of an era of verbal primacy and into one of post-linguistic forms—or partial silence. Steiner explores the idea of the abandonment of contemporary literary criticism, from the classics to the works of William Shakespeare, Lawrence Durell, Thomas Mann, Leon Trotsky, and more.
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