The Poetry of Though is My Choice
No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
Beyond the generic plugs, I don't typically advocate for books but this is an exception. George Steiner's Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan (2011) sits on my bedside table. For anyone who has spent much time reading my blog or books will probably realize I am a "Steinerarian" at heart. I realize his writing is not easy to grasp for the layman ready, but as an Academic, an educator, and a polyglot his reference enriched style is intellectual poetry. Densely packed with academic references and a love for learning, George Steiner is alway, for me, a writer worth reading (again, and again).
What are your books of choice, what authors change your very existence? Please do tell. This is your assignment. Interesting readers must apply themselves, in this we are the same.
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