The Poetry of Thought (Paperback)

From Hellenism to Celan

By George Steiner

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811221856, 223pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2014

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Hardcover (1/24/2012)

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With his hallmark discernment, George Steiner presents in The Poetry of Thought his magnum opus, staking out his claim for the essential oneness of great thought and great style. Steiner spans the entire history of Western philosophy as it entwines with literature, finding that, as Sartre stated, in all philosophy there is "a hidden literary prose.