Real Presences

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 23, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 236 pages
12 Reviews
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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User Review  - John Schneider - Goodreads

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. I say "rhetoric" not to denigrate ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina "6 word reviewer" Lake - Goodreads

Porn for disenfranchised Romantics in academe. Read full review

Contents

A SECONDARY CITY
1
THE BROKEN CONTRACT
51
PRESENCES
135
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About the author (1991)

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 at Oxford University, and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.

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