❮ Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Live!

Volume 25: St. Augustine By The Sea (1962)

Six 1-hour lectures.

Language is meant to place man before, inside, and after the event. And this is the meaning of any articulated language: that the person who speaks deter­mines his relation to the event of which he speaks, and thereby creates history. There is no other way of creating history.

—June 1962

Saint Augustine (1962) is named for the church in Santa Monica, California, where Rosenstock-Huessy addressed the congregation on language, speech, names, and gram­mar—all his central themes. But in these informal talks, he also covers teaching, renaissances, experienced time, and Christianity.