Leaping Crevices in the Dark

I have been working on a review of A Long Saturday, a recent book of conversations between George Steiner and the French journalist, Laure Adler. I hope to publish the review elsewhere, but in my research I came across a previous interview with Jason Cowley from 1997. The following lines on Steiner’s taste in writers stood out:

He admires writers of extremes, solitary, unafraid individuals who step outside conventional society in search of radical self-expression. He quotes approvingly a line from I. A. Richards: “Leaping crevices in the dark/ That is the way to live.”