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George Steiner - Grammars of Creation - 9780571206421 - KKD0002136
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Grammars of Creation

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Description for Grammars of Creation Paperback. At the end of a century whose catastrophic violence has irreparably damaged the human capacity for hope, our knowledge of the origins of life has so deepened that we can create life artificially. In this book the author seeks to articulate our experience of the present condition. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: HPQ; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 20. Weight in Grams: 216. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear

Are great works of art, literature and music 'creations' or 'inventions'? Does the mathematician 'invent' or 'discover'? Exploring an often neglected field, this book asks whether the current revolutions in our means of communication and in the biological sciences, may bring with them radical changes in the concept of individual creation and of poetic and philosophical invention. Are we returning to ancient anonymities and collectivities in aesthetic and intellectual experience? Are music and architecture now at the frontier where, as Plato would have it, truth and beauty meet? In Grammars of Creation the eminent critic George Steiner brings his unparalleled ... Read more

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Faber & Faber
Used, Very Good
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London, United Kingdom
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About George Steiner
Born in Paris in 1929, George Steiner was educated in France, the USA and Britain. After a Rhodes Scholarship to Balliol, he joined the editorial staff of The Economist in 1952. In 1956 he was elected a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. There he wrote Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky (1960) and began The Death of Tragedy ... Read more

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'This is a mesmerizing book... Expressed in prose that is unfailingly apt, luminous and evocative.' Guardian

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