Real Presences has ratings and 26 reviews. Philippe said: It’s the first Steiner’s book I read. I had seen him on TV. It releases from this person a. by George Steiner First published January 1st Sort by. title, original date published, date Vere presenze (Paperback). Published by Garzanti. Results 91 – of Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of George-Steiner books Vere presenze George Steiner e la “vera presenza” del senso.

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All creative acts are a wager on the existence of God. Instead, one must reflect upon art in order to see how it is a “reverent struggle” between creature and creator. He contends that one writes literature in response to literature and not tawdry marginalia on it. Il continuum tra le due, la modulazione dall’una all’altra, sono la fonte della poesia e delle arti.

Georges Steiner is a dynosaure. What Steiner is talking about here is something that is plain and obvious. Steiner’s penetration into the interplay between art and the transcendent cannot be easily summarized.

His luscious prose match the labyrinthine meanderings of his mind. I’m looking for a way to make it work with applied linguistics, or with a social practice view of language. Just hold on with both hands and feet, and you will be changed. And this will include, if honestly arrived at and declared even if solely to oneselfall manner of ephemera, trivial, and possibly mendacious matter…No manor woman need justify his personal anthology, his canonic welcomes.

Thus every act of creativity unwittingly continues the conversation that God is having with creation. Death of Tragedy George Steiner. From my teacher of Zen and Performance Art.


One of the books that captivates your essence. The basic premise is good and well-argued: Sign up to newsletters. Most of them, like this one, seem to focus on literature Dec 04, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by George Steiner.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. To ask other readers questions about Real Presencesplease sign up. Jun 15, Alex Stroshine rated it it was ok Shelves: The author is Jewish, by the stteiner. Unter Druck George Steiner. Mar 05, Shadday rated it did not like it. A very slow read, but a joy to read with its style, artistic use of words, and its profound conclusions regarding the reality of transcendence for any presnze regarding meaning in art–sculpture, literature, or music.

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Lists with This Book. Jul pressnze, Chris Lawrence rated it did not like it. He is the reflection of this culture mittel europa which was destroyed in the Second World War. This is what Steiner means when he says that we must assume God a transcendent Other in order to have meaning at all.

We are left with nihilism. In speaking of literature and art in general in this way, Steiner is challenging some of the most deeply entrenched assumptions of contemporary thought. Part sermon, part argument, part celebration, Real Presences is an inspired and inspiring book. verr

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A must read for everyone interested in literature. Love the book and its explorations into the presence of God in the creative process. In Blaubarts Burg George Steiner. Without God, the transcendent ground for communicating meaning and feeling dissolves.

Sep 20, Justin Bailey rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Every prrsenze I finish a book by Steiner I just to delve into more Steiner. This means that no matter how fallen or agonistic our creative acts may be, the very impulse to create is obedient; we cannot help but create. Feb 22, W rated it it was amazing. Or, is God verw a real presence in the arts?

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Deploring the extent to which academic criticism has occluded the literature, the painting, the music that is its ostensible subject, he urges his readers to engage great works of art at firsthand, wrestling with their mysteries and their imperious demands.

Yu, Journal of Religion George Steiner is a literary critic, one who is legendary for his erudition, yet his message is not unlike Mr. Trivia About Real Presences.

The arts are a fight against death and ultimately a result in the belief of God. He says that only an artist can truly comment on another artist. Here, I have to shamefully admit that Steiner would likely castigate me for writing a “review” of his work. Yet to take the wager of transcendence is to choose to believe that language and art are ultimately meaningful because reality is ultimately meaningful, and it is meaningful because it is grounded in the presence of God.

Steiner reveals that the the nihilism that infects our culture cannot be disproven on its own terms. Sep 05, John Schneider rated it it was amazing Shelves: Business, Government, and Society: I had seen him on TV.

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