On Difficulty by George Steiner
And Other Essays

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A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George Steiner

On Difficulty
is as provocative and relevant today as when its essays were first published. Ranging from critical topics such as the understanding of language to the meaning of meaning, inward speech to the relationship between erotic sensibility and linguistic convention, these eight essays posit myriad topics for exploration and dialogue. George Steiner deals with considerations that are simultaneously literary and philosophical, exploring themes of linguistic privacy and the changing technical, physiological, and social statuses of the act of reading.
 

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Published April 16, 2013 by Open Road Media. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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