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By George Steiner,Laure Adler,Teresa Lavender Fagan

George Steiner is without doubt one of the preeminent intellectuals of our time. The Washington Post has declared that not anyone else “writing on literature can fit him as polymath and polyglot, and few can equivalent the verve and eloquence of his writing,” whereas the New York Times says of his works that “the erudition is sort of as notable because the prose: dense, understanding, allusive.” studying in lots of languages, celebrating the survival of excessive tradition within the face of recent barbarisms, Steiner probes the ethics of language and literature with unprecedented grace and authority. A lengthy Saturday bargains intimate perception into the questions that experience absorbed him all through his career.

In a stimulating sequence of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler speak about a variety of subject matters, together with Steiner’s boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his schooling on the college of Chicago and Harvard, and his early years in academia. Books are a touchstone all through, yet Steiner and Adler’s conversations additionally variety over tune, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish lifestyles, and past. mixing options on matters of huge curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger inspite of their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s know-how of the radical as a multivocal shape, for example—with own reflections on lifestyles and relations, Steiner demonstrates why he's one in every of today’s maximum minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A lengthy Saturday invitations readers to tug up a chair and eavesdrop on a talk with a master.

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