'Scholastic-academic edifice' . . . 'accede to these criteria' . . .
'classics too long pre-potent' . . . 'instauration' . . . 'contrastive' . .
. 'comparatist' . . . 'privilege' (used as an active verb) . . . 'facticity of existential reality' . . . 'temporality' . . . 'tabu' (spelt and italicised as if it were a German loan-word).
Perhaps next time Professor Steiner has to address a British audience, he might consider engaging the services of a practitioner of the decried art of translation, with a view to having his - albeit admirable - ideas put into English.
Yours faithfully, TIMOTHY JOHNSTON, RICHARD DUNN Chesterton, Cambridgeshire 12 OctoberReuse content