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Steiner, George 1929-

Works: 597 works in 2,884 publications in 16 languages and 42,629 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Art  Allegories  Miscellanea  Biography  Essays  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Other, Donor, Honoree, Creator, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
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The death of tragedy by George Steiner( Book )

168 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing and provocative look at the decline of tragedy in modern art"All men are aware of tragedy in life. But tragedy as a form of drama is not universal." So begins George Steiner's adept analysis of the demise of classic tragedy as a dramatic depiction of heroism and suffering. In The Death of Tragedy, Steiner examines the uniqueness and importance of the Greek classical tragedy-from antiquity to the age of Jean Racine and William Shakespeare-as providing stark insight into the grief and joy of human existence. Then, delving into the works of John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Beckett
Martin Heidegger by George Steiner( Book )

141 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the work of Martin Heidegger
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
Antigones by George Steiner( Book )

118 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon - between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old - has captured the Western imagination for more than 2000 years. George Steiner here examines the far-reaching legacy of this great classical myth. He considers its treatment in Western art, literature, and thought - in drama, poetry, prose, philosophic discourse, political tracts, opera, ballet, film, and even the plastic arts. A study in poetics and in the philosophy of reading, Antigones leads us to look again at the influence the Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture
Real presences by George Steiner( Book )

109 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can there be major dimensions of a poem, a painting, a musical composition created in the absence of God? Or, is God always a real presence in the arts? Steiner passionately argues that a transcendent reality grounds all genuine art and human communication
Language and silence; essays on language, literature, and the inhuman by George Steiner( Book )

53 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and articles about the life of language, and its role in a world where words are used to manipulate as often as they are used to convey meaningLanguage and Silence is a book about language-and politics, meaning, silence, and the future of literature. Originally published between 1958 and 1966, the essays that make up this collection ponder whether we have passed out of an era of verbal primacy and into one of post-linguistic forms-or partial silence. Steiner explores the idea of the abandonment of contemporary literary criticism, from the classics to the works of William
After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticism by George Steiner( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism of Russian literature, focusing on the works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture by George Steiner( Book )

50 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraterritorial; papers on literature and the language revolution by George Steiner( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On difficulty, and other essays by George Steiner( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George SteinerOn Difficulty is as provocative and relevant today as when its essays were first published. Ranging from critical topics such as the understanding of language to the meaning of meaning, inward speech to the relationship between erotic sensibility and linguistic convention, these eight essays posit myriad topics for exploration and dialogue. George Steiner deals with considerations that are simultaneously literary and philosophical, exploring themes of linguistic privacy
The portage to San Cristóbal of A.H. by George Steiner( Book )

63 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1977, deep in the Amazon jungle, exhausted Israeli Nazi-hunters find a silent old man - Adolph Hitler - and decide to carry him to San Cristobal, where he will stand trial. Their harrowing story explores the nature of guilt, vengeance, pain, and the power of language. In his new Afterword, George Steiner responds to the controversy the novel inspired when it first came out and was adapted for the stage."--Jacket
Grammars of creation : originating in the Gifford Lectures for 1990 by George Steiner( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roaming across topics as diverse as the Hebrew Bible, the history of science and mathematics, the ontology of Heidegger, and the poetry of Paul Celan, Steiner examines how the twentieth century has placed in doubt the rationale and credibility of a future tense - the existence of hope. Acknowledging that technology and science may have replaced art and literature as the driving forces in our culture, Steiner warns that this has not happened without a significant loss. The forces of technology and science alone fail to illuminate inevitable human questions regarding value, faith, and meaning. And yet it is difficult to believe that the story out of Genesis has ended, Steiner observes, and he concludes this volume of reflections with an evocation of the endlessness of beginnings."--Jacket
No passion spent : essays 1978-1995 by George Steiner( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Steiner is one of the preeminent essayists and literary thinkers of our era. In this remarkable book he concerns himself with language and the relation of language to literature and to religion. Written during a period when the art of reading and the status of a text have been threatened by literary movements that question their validity and by computer technology, Steiner's essays affirm the primacy of reading in the classical sense. Steiner covers a wide range of subjects, from the Hebrew Bible, Homer, and Shakespeare to Kafka, Kierkegaard, Simone Weil, Husserl, and Freud. The theme of Judaism's tragic destiny winds through his thinking, in particular as he muses about whether Jewish scripture and the Talmud are the Jew's true homeland, about the parallels between the "last supper" of Socrates and the Last Supper of Jesus, and about the necessity for Christians to hold themselves accountable for their invective and impotence during the Holocaust
Lessons of the masters by George Steiner( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we talk about education today, we tend to avoid the rhetoric of "mastery," with its erotic and inegalitarian overtones. But the charged personal encounter between master and disciple is precisely what interests George Steiner in this book, a sustained reflection on the infinitely complex and subtle interplay of power, trust, and passions in the most profound sorts of pedagogy. Based on Steiner's Norton Lectures on the art and lore of teaching, Lessons of the Masters evokes a host of exemplary figures, including Socrates and Plato, Jesus and his disciples, Virgil and Dante, Heloise and Abelard, Tycho Brahe and Johann Kepler, the Baal Shem Tov, Confucian and Buddhist sages, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, Nadia Boulanger, and Knute Rockne." "Pivotal in the unfolding of Western culture are Socrates and Jesus, charismatic masters who left no written teachings, founded no schools. In the efforts of their disciples, in the passion narratives inspired by their deaths, Steiner sees the beginnings of the inward vocabulary, the encoded recognitions of much of our moral, philosophical, and theological idiom. He goes on to consider a diverse array of traditions and disciplines, recurring throughout to three underlying themes: the master's power to exploit his student's dependence and vulnerability; the complementary threat of subversion and betrayal of the mentor by his pupil; and the reciprocal exchange of trust and love of learning and instruction between teacher and disciple."--Jacket
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge. It seems Josef K. is on trial for his very existence in a novel which is infinitely perceptive about the nature of terror
After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third edition of After Babel, a controversial work in translation studies. It has been revised and corrected and contains information which should be of interest to anyone involved in the theory and practice of translation
George Steiner : a reader by George Steiner( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky : an essay in contrast by George Steiner( Book )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed literary critic George Steiner on two of the literary canon's greatest and most influential writers?Literary criticism,? writes Steiner,?should arise out of a debt of love.? Abiding by his own rule, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky is an impassioned work, inspired by Steiner's conviction that the legacies of these two Russian masters loom over Western literature. By explaining how Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky differ from each other, Steiner demonstrates that when taken together, their work offers the most complete portrayal of life and the tension between the thirst for knowledge on one hand and the longing for mystery on the other. An instant classic for scholars of Russian literature and casual readers alike, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky explores two powerful writers and their opposing modes of approaching the world, and the enduring legacies wrought by their works
Proofs and three parables by George Steiner( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politiek-filosofische novelle over de val van het communisme, gevolgd door drie 'gelijkenissen'
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In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture
Alternative Names
George Steiner American writer

George Steiner americký literární kritik, esejista, beletrista, překladatel a filozof

George Steiner écrivain anglo-franco-américain

George Steiner escriptor, crític i teòric de la literatura i la cultura

George Steiner escritor estadounidense

George Steiner Frans filosoof

George Steiner scrittore e saggista francese

George Steiner US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Kulturkritiker österreichisch-französischer Herkunft

George Steiner usona verkisto

Georgius Steiner

Steiner Francis George

Steiner, Francis George 1929-

Steiner, G. 1929-

Steiner, G. (George), 1929-

Steiner, Georg

Steiner, George

Steiner, Georges.

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Steiner, Jorge 1929-

Джордж Стайнър

Джордж Стейнер

Стайнер, Джордж

ג'ורג' סטיינר סופר אמריקאי

סטיינר, ג'ורג'

סטינר, ג'ורג'

שטיינער, ג'ורג' 1929-

שטיינר, ג'ורג 1929-

שטינר, ג'ורג' 1929-

جورج ستاينر كاتب أمريكي

جورج ستينر، 1929-

ستاينر، جورج، 1929-

ستينر، جورج، 1929-


スタイナー, G.

スタイナー, ジョージ


Martin HeideggerAntigonesReal presencesLanguage and silence; essays on language, literature, and the inhumanTolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticismIn Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of cultureThe portage to San Cristóbal of A.H.Grammars of creation : originating in the Gifford Lectures for 1990