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"To listen closely—Nietzsche defined philology as “reading slowly”—is to experience, always imperfectly, the possibility that the order of words, notably in metrics and the metrical nerve-structure within good prose, reflects, perhaps sustains the hidden yet manifest coherence of the cosmos."

Here George Steiner discusses Heraclitus and the oracular, saying too, “where poetry is most itself, where it comes nearest the fusion of content and form in music, its inclination toward the hermetic will be strongest.” From his The Poetry of Thought, out in late November with New Directions.

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