Real Presences

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byGEORGE STEINER

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Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical composition created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Steiner passionately argues that a transcendent reality grounds all genuine art and human communication.

"A real tour de force. . . . All the virtues of the author's astounding intelligence and compelling rhetoric are evident from the first sentence onward."—Anthony C. Yu, Journal of Religion

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Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical compostion created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Any new book by Steiner is an event according to Eva Hoffman of the New York Times

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Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical composition created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Steiner passionately argues that a transcendent reality grounds all genuine art and human communication."A real tour de force. . . . All the virtues of the author's astounding intellig...

George Steiner has written a great many books during his long and distinguished career as a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He was professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, Lord Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow of St Anne's College a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226772349

ISBN - 13:9780226772349

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Table of Contents

I. A Secondary City
II. The Broken Contract
III. Presences

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Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical compostion created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Any new book by Steiner is an event according to Eva Hoffman of the New York Times