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Author QuotedGeorge Steiner
Title QuotedLanguage & Silence: Essays on Language, Literature and the Inhuman
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/01/05
ImprintNew York : Atheneum. 1967
QuotationGeorge Steiner's book Language and Silence is an important one and I can't read more than half a page without having to get up and walk up and down and let all the ideas sink in a little. Very much on my wavelength. Interesting criticism of F.R. Leavis"”both criticism and appreciation"”failure of the peculiar kind of integrity Leavis represents because it closes in on itself, refuses the future, refuses most of the present, and then becomes mere snobbery. I am now in the article on Levi-Strauss. The section on the Jews is harrowing, lucid, deep, everyone should know this!
Quotation SourceThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 34
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