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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Jun 21, Summer is currently reading it. We are left with nihilism.

Instead of the immediacy of encountering meaning in art; we prefer to discuss the many possible interpretations. Here, I have to shamefully admit that Steiner would likely castigate me for writing a “review” of his work. Anyone interested in poetry, music, and artwork will likewise find much offered in “Real Presences.

Instead, one must reflect upon art in order to see how feorge is a “reverent struggle” between creature and creator.

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Steiner also helpfully reminds us that there are experiences that do not fit into our neat theological systems; there are saturated phenomena where the experience exceeds our categories to contain it. Are we comfortable being completely moved without completely understanding what is moving us? Yu, Journal of Religion Dec 21, Kay rated it it was amazing. geore


Sep 20, Justin Bailey rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Real Presencesplease sign up. Warum Denken traurig macht George Steiner.

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Steinerauthor on Management and Presenzf. Anyone who has heard the siren-song of Derridean deconstruction should read this book. Picked it up on a whim.

Art it is not. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Part two expounds on what Steiner calls The Broken Contract. Sep 05, John Schneider rated it it was amazing Shelves: Filter your search Keyword. Steiner argues that all artistic creation is ultimately a reply to the initial speech-act of Creation.

Christie Purifoy rated it really liked it Feb 25, Lord knows what it’ll be about. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A bit repetitive but definite flashes of brilliance.

Indeed, Steiner invites theologians to weigh in: His luscious prose match the labyrinthine meanderings of his mind. Jul 31, Chris Lawrence rated it did not like it. Availability All In stock 77 Pre-order 1.

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Bakhtin would have straight whooped ya ass, George. Steiner’s penetration into the interplay between art and the transcendent cannot be easily sum I read this book expecting an erudite and engaging argument about how art relates to God; I discovered the best piece of rhetoric that I have read this decade.


Open Preview See a Problem? Thus every act of creativity unwittingly continues the conversation that God is having with creation. Feb 22, W rated it it was amazing.

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This shit is straight up dubious. Feb 11, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing. In part one, A Secondary City, Steiner mourns the triumph of criticism over creativity. From my teacher of Zen and Performance Art. From journalism to literary studies, everything is now secondary rather than primary experience.


vre Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Andrew rated it liked it Feb 03, 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.