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2008, ISBN: 9780140178623

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New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs. Very Good In Wrappers. 15. 114 pages. paperback. 0140178627. keywords: April 23. inventory # 17435. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This collection of a novella and three offbeat short stories includes ‘Proofs’, a literary thriller which explores the conflict between fact and fiction in life and literature. Also included are ‘Noel, Noel’, ‘Desert Island Disks’ and ‘Conversation Piece’. ‘More a series of philosophical and existential studies than dramatic fiction, the stories consistently offer the observations of one keenly aware of the wealth of sights and sounds surrounding us. ‘Proofs’ interweaves physical disability with an ideological dilemma, as a dedicated Italian Marxist and peerless proofreader finds himself at a double loss when his eyesight begins to fail just at the historical moment when events in Eastern Europe announce the collapse of the Soviet Union. A member of a Communist splinter group, he struggles against the inevitable, engaging in a nightlong but ultimately inconclusive debate with a comrade, a priest, over the brutal methods of both Marxism and Catholicism, and denying his increasing visual impairment until he's almost blind. Replaced in his job, he attempts a return to the Italian Communist party only to find it no longer exists. The brief, quixotic ‘Desert Island Discs’ describes a series of requests to a unique sound archive--including a belch, the neigh of a horse escaping an ambush, the musical laugh of a woman enjoying her lover, and the cheery whistle of a lad in a painted Crucifixion scene--while ‘A Conversation Piece’ presents a wry view of Talmudic scholars in a nit-picking discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, disrupted finally by the comments of a boy and woman with their own perspectives on the subject.- KIRKUS REVIEWS. George Steiner is regarded as a polymath and often credited with recasting the role of the critic by exploring art and thought unbounded by national frontiers or academic disciplines. He advocates generalisation over specialisation, and insists that the notion of being literate must encompass knowledge of both arts and sciences. Steiner, who is Jewish, rejects Jewish nationalism and is a critic of Israel. Central to Steiner's thinking, he has stated, ‘is my astonishment, naïve as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to love, to build, to forgive, and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.’ George Steiner's career spans half a century and he has published ground-breaking essays and books that address the anomalies of contemporary Western culture, issues of language and its ‘debasement’ in the post-Holocaust age. His field is primarily comparative literature and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature. Steiner's first published book was TOLSTOY OR DOSTOEVSKY: AN ESSAY IN CONTRAST (1960), which was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. THE DEATH OF TRAGEDY (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century. His best-known book, AFTER BABEL (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies. It was adapted for television in 1977 as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation in 1983 of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Several works of literary fiction by Steiner include three short story collections, ANNO DOMINI: THREE STORIES (1964), PROOFS AND THREE PARABLES (1992), A cinq heures de l'après-midi (2008) and The Deeps of the Sea (1996), and his controversial novella, THE PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBAL OF A.H. (1981). Portage to San Cristobal, in which Jewish Nazi hunters find Adolf Hitler (A.H.) alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II, explored ideas on the origins of European anti-semitism first expounded by him in his 1971 critical work IN BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE. Steiner has suggested that Nazism was Europe's revenge on the Jews for inventing conscience. Cheyette sees Steiner's fiction as ‘an exploratory space where he can think against himself.’ It ‘contrasts its humility and openness with his increasingly closed and orthodox critical work.’ Central to it is the survivor's ‘terrible, masochistic envy about not being there – having missed the rendezvous with hell’. NO PASSION SPENT (1996) is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as Kierkegaard, Homer in translation, Biblical texts and Freud's dream theory. ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE (1997) is a semi-autobiography and GRAMMARS OF CREATION (2001), based on Steiner's 1990 Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow, explores a range of subjects from cosmology to poetry. ISBN: 0140178627.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140178623
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140178627
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Publishing year: 1993
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