By: BARFIELD, OWEN, AUDEN (INTRO), W.H.
Lindisfarne Books: March 2002
Seller ID: 183488
Binding: Paper Back
Only a genius of the most eccentric and extraordinary kind could successfully write a Book like this, which while investigting the etymological roots of well over a thousands words at the same time traces the history of human self-consciousness from classical to modern times. The paradox that emerges is worth considerable reflection: while modern science may have removed man from the center of the universe, the modern sensibility has become increasingly self-centered. To quote the author: ''In our language alone, not to speak of its many companions, the past history of humanity is spread out i... View More...