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The 1974 CBC Massey Lectures, "Nostalgia for the Absolute"

The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, Lévi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.Nostalgia for the Absolute is published by House of Anansi. ListenListen to Part 1 of Nostalgia for the Absolute Listen to Part 2 of...


The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, Lévi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.

Nostalgia for the Absolute is published by House of Anansi.

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