Language and Silence

Language and Silence

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How do we evaluate the power and utility of language when it has been made to articulate falsehoods in certain totalitarian regimes or has been charged with vulgarity and imprecision in a mass-consumer democracy? How will language react to the increasingly urgent claims of more exact speech such as mathematics and symbolic notation? These are some of the questions Steiner addresses in this elegantly written book, first published in 1967 to international acclaim.Much of LAcvi-Straussa#39;s work is highly technical. In their manner of expression ... of other mena#39;s pretensions in it. Then he withdraws behind a barrier of technical analysis and erudition so 239 Orpheus with His Myths: Claude Levi-Strauss ( 1965)

Title:Language and Silence
Author:George Steiner
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1998


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