cover image Real Presences

Real Presences

George Steiner. University of Chicago Press, $17 (246pp) ISBN 978-0-226-77234-9

Steiner asserts moral and metaphysical issues are the basis of all art and that our experience of meaning in music, painting and literature presupposes the existence of God as a ``necessary possibility.'' ``Dense, difficult, rewarding, this passionately argued essay ranges fluently over aesthetics, linguistics, philosophy, post-structuralism, the range of Western culture,'' said PW. (Apr.)