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An Examined Life

on Robert Hutchins & The University of Chicago

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a very personal essay about Hutchins, who had been the chancellor of the University of Chicago when Steiner attended (somehow he got his B.A. at age 19, after transferring from Yale). this essay was mildly interesting but had no real relevance to me.

Steiner, G. (2009). An Examined Life. In Steiner, G. At the New Yorker. New Directions, pp. 316-303

(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding

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Thinking back on those exigent weeks, on the ferocity of the climate and the work load

—p.317 by George Steiner
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Thinking back on those exigent weeks, on the ferocity of the climate and the work load

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(noun) a coarse woolen or cotton fabric napped to imitate felt

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around the green baize seminar table

—p.323 by George Steiner
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around the green baize seminar table

—p.323 by George Steiner
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(adjective) marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound; sonorous / (adjective) pompous bombastic

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Orotund pronouncements on "the Basic Issues" of world government

—p.323 by George Steiner
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Orotund pronouncements on "the Basic Issues" of world government

—p.323 by George Steiner
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(verb) to reduce the mental or moral vigor of / (verb) to lessen the vitality or strength of

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give to Ashmore's twilit record an enervating sadness

—p.324 by George Steiner
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give to Ashmore's twilit record an enervating sadness

—p.324 by George Steiner
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