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Title:
Language and silence : essays on language, literature, and the inhuman
Author:
Steiner, George, 1929-
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Edition:
Yale University Press paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 1998.

©1967
Physical Description:
xiv, 426 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780300074710
Format :
Book

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Summary

How do we evaluate the power and utility of language when it has been made to articulate falsehoods in certain totalitarian regimes or has been charged with vulgarity and imprecision in a mass-consumer democracy? How will language react to the increasingly urgent claims of more exact speech such as mathematics and symbolic notation? These are some of the questions Steiner addresses in this elegantly written book, first published in 1967 to international acclaim.


Author Notes

George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York.

Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva.

He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, Errata: An Examined Life, and Martin Heidegger: With a New Introduction.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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