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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 nobody 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 impressive because the prose: dense, understanding, 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 unprecedented 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 a number of subject matters, together with Steiner’s boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his schooling on the college 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 track, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish existence, and past. mixing suggestions on matters of vast curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger even with their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s information of the unconventional as a multivocal shape, for example—with own reflections on lifestyles and kin, 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 snoop on a talk with a master.

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