The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan (Paperback)
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A profound vision of the inseparability of Western philosophy and its living language
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."