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Steiner, George 1929-

Works: 759 works in 3,104 publications in 15 languages and 43,526 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Literature  Art  Epic fiction  Miscellanea  Biography  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Commentator, Interviewer, Honoree, Creator, Donor, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner( Book )

117 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,814 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
The death of tragedy by George Steiner( Book )

175 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,560 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 )

138 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
Language and silence : essays on language, literature, and the inhuman by George Steiner( Book )

44 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigones by George Steiner( Book )

84 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,619 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
Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticism by George Steiner( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Steiner's Tolstoy or Dostoevsky has become a classic among scholars of Russian literature. An essay in poetic and philosophic criticism that bears mainly on the Russian master, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky deals also with larger themes: the epic tradition extending from Homer to Tolstoy; the continuity of a "tragic world view" from Oedipus Rex to King Lear and The Brothers Karamazov; the contrasts between the epic and dramatic modes, between irreconcilably opposed views of God and of history."--Jacket
In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture by George Steiner( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real presences by George Steiner( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 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
On difficulty, and other essays by George Steiner( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 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 )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,078 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 )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 905 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 )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 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 744 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
Language and silence: essays 1958-1966 by George Steiner( )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 710 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
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph K. is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge against him about which he can get no information
George Steiner : a reader by George Steiner( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proofs and three parables by George Steiner( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politiek-filosofische novelle over de val van het communisme, gevolgd door drie 'gelijkenissen'
My unwritten books by George Steiner( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The actual themes range widely and defy conventional taboos: the torment of the gifted when they live among the very great; the experience of sex in different languages; the claims of Zionism; a more intense love for animals than for human beings; the costly privilege of exile; a theology of emptiness. With a bracing honesty Steiner reaches beyond his erudition and beyond rationality alone to show us "unicorns in the garden of reason," whether considering Chinese scholarship or envy, political self-identification or passion."
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In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture
The death of tragedyMartin HeideggerLanguage and silence : essays on language, literature, and the inhumanAntigonesTolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticismIn Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of cultureReal presencesThe portage to San Cristóbal of A.H.
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 scriitor american

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.

Steiner, G.‏ 1929-

Steiner, G. 1929- (George)

Steiner, G. (George), 1929-

Steiner, Georg

Steiner, George

Steiner, Georges.

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Steiner, Jorge 1929-

Stejner, Džordž

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 ستاینر

جورج ستينر، 1929-

ستاينر، جورج، 1929-

ستينر، جورج، 1929-

스테이너, 조지 1929-

스테이너, 프란시스 조지 1929-

스테이너, 프랜시스 조지 1929-


スタイナー, G.

スタイナー, ジョージ