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The Poetry of Thought

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The Poetry of Thought

From Hellenism to Celan

By George Steiner

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811219457, 223pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2012

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"The poetic genius of abstract thought," Steiner believes, "is lit, is made audible. Argument, even analytic, has its drumbeat. It is made ode. What voices the closing movements of Hegel's Phenomenology better than Edith Piaf'snon de non, a twofold negation which Hegel would have prized? This essay is an attempt to listen more closely.
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