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"'Looking things up' does not stop because the context pertinent to a major poem or poetic text is that of the whole ambient culture, of the whole history of and in the language, of the mental sets and idiosyncracies in contemporary sensibility. (The issue is philosophically vital: a language-act is inexhaustible to interpretation precisely because its context is the world.)"
George Steiner, from "On Difficulty," in On Difficulty and Other Essays (Oxford, 1978), p. 26.
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