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My unwritten books

Author: George Steiner
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, 2008.
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"In this work, George Steiner tells of seven books which he did not write. Because intimacies and indiscretions were too threatening. Because the topic brought too much pain. Because its emotional or intellectual challenge proved beyond his capacities."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steiner, George, 1929-
My unwritten books.
New York : New Directions Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608491026
Online version:
Steiner, George, 1929-
My unwritten books.
New York : New Directions Books, 2008
(OCoLC)609069797
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Steiner
ISBN: 9780811217033 0811217035 9780811217934 0811217930
OCLC Number: 173136144
Notes: Essays.
Description: 209 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Chinoiserie --
Invidia --
The tongues of Eros --
Zion --
School terms --
Of man and beast --
Begging the question.
Responsibility: George Steiner.
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"In this work, George Steiner tells of seven books which he did not write. Because intimacies and indiscretions were too threatening. Because the topic brought too much pain. Because its emotional or intellectual challenge proved beyond his capacities."

"The actual themes range widely and defy conventional taboos: the torment of the gifted when they live among the very great; the experience of sex in different languages; the claims of Zionism; a more intense love for animals than for human beings; the costly privilege of exile; a theology of emptiness. With a bracing honesty Steiner reaches beyond his erudition and beyond rationality alone to show us "unicorns in the garden of reason," whether considering Chinese scholarship or envy, political self-identification or passion."

"And a unifying perception underlies the diversity of My Unwritten Books. The best we have or can produce is only the tip of the iceberg. Behind every good book, as in a lit shadow, lies the book which remained unwritten, the one that would have failed better."--Jacket.

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