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The assertion that "God is dead" has profoundly affected theories of meaning and underwritten arguments of emptiness and absence in language and form, although it is these arguments of negation in modern poetic and aesthetic movements which make ours a time of the "afterword" or "epilogue" in a radically inventive way. But Steiner asks whether there can be any major literary, artistic or musical creation in the absence of the "rival Maker"? Does not the experience of a work of art wager on the sense of a presence that is ...

Real Presences 1991, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226772349

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Real Presences 1991, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571163564

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Real Presences 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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