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Acquaintance with the work of Martin Heidegger is indispensable to an understanding of contemporary thought and culture. His work has had a profound influence on a number of disciplines, including theology, Sartrean existentialism, linguistics, Hellenic studies, the structuralist and hermeneutic schools of textual interpretation, literary theory, and literature itself. With characteristic lucidity and style, George Steiner makes this philosopher's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. The breadth of Steiner's learning and interests also allows him to place Heidegger in a broader Continental literary-cultural context. In a new Introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226772325
ISBN-10: 0226772322
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 142mm x 16mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - George Steiner

George Steiner has writtena great many books during hislong and distinguished career as a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He was professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, Lord Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow of St Anne's College at Oxford University, and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University."

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