Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman

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Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman - Steiner, George, Mr.

How do we evaluate the power and utility of language when it has been manipulated to circumvent the truth at high levels or charged with vulgarity and imprecision by mass-consumer culture? How can fractured language adapt to the demands of more exact speech required by mathematics and symbolic notation? These are some of the questions addressed in ...