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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Real Presences by George Steiner, Published 1989

Page 146

Translation comprises complex exercises of salutation, of reticence, of commerce between cultures, between tongues and modes of saying. A master translator can be defined as a perfect host.

Page 221

No period since the early Renaissance has been more concerned with, has addressed itself more insistently to, the nature of the mythical than our own. Remythologization in a time which has found agnostic secularism more or less unendurable ma, in future, be seen as defining the spirit of the age.

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