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Steiner, George 1929-

Works: 560 works in 1,949 publications in 12 languages and 36,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biography  Miscellanea  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries  History  Graphic novels 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Compiler, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Donor, Creator, Narrator, Speaker, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
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Homer; a collection of critical essays by George Steiner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The death of tragedy by George Steiner ( Book )
77 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,047 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, and many more, Steiner demonstrates how the tragic voice has greatly diminished in modern theater, and what we have lost in the process
Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticism by George Steiner ( Book )
65 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed literary critic George Steiner on two of the literary canon's greatest and most influential writersLiterary 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
Language and silence; essays on language, literature, and the inhuman by George Steiner ( Book )
51 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,741 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 meaning Language 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 Shakespeare, Lawrence Durell, Thomas Mann, Leon Trotsky, and more
Martin Heidegger by George Steiner ( Book )
47 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussion of the work of Martin Heidegger
After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner ( Book )
46 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antigones by George Steiner ( Book )
61 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 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
In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture by George Steiner ( Book )
43 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Real presences by George Steiner ( Book )
42 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distinguished essayist and literary critic George Steiner explores the power and presence of the unseen in art There is a philosophical school of thought that believes the presence of God in art, literature, and music'in creativity in general'is a vacant metaphor, an eroded figure of speech, a ghost in humanity's common parlance. George Steiner posits the opposite'that any coherent understanding of language and art, any capacity to communicate meaning and feeling, is premised on God. In doing so, he argues against the kind of criticism that obscures, instead of elucidates, meaning. From the power of language to vital philosophical tenants, Real Presences examines the role of meaning and of the spiritual in art throughout history and across cultures
Extraterritorial; papers on literature and the language revolution by George Steiner ( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On difficulty, and other essays by George Steiner ( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George Steiner On 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 and the changing technical, physiological, and social statuses of the act of reading
The portage to San Cristóbal of A.H. by George Steiner ( Book )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,053 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."--BOOK JACKET
Grammars of creation : originating in the Gifford Lectures for 1990 by George Steiner ( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 908 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."--BOOK JACKET
Lessons of the masters by George Steiner ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 695 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
No passion spent : essays 1978-1995 by George Steiner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 602 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
The trial by Franz Kafka ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 560 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
Heidegger by George Steiner ( Book )
67 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Steiner : a reader by George Steiner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anno Domini : three stories by George Steiner ( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories which center around the theme of what happens to human beings after a war. For contents, see Author Catalog
After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner ( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 441 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
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Alternative Names
Steiner, Francis George
Steiner, Francis George 1929-
Steiner, G. 1929-
Steiner, G. (George), 1929-
Steiner, Georg
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Steiner, George 1929-
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Steiner, Jorge 1929-
סטיינר, ג'ורג'
סטינר, ג'ורג'
שטיינער, ג'ורג' 1929-
שטיינר, ג'ורג 1929-
שטינר, ג'ורג' 1929-
جورج ستينر، 1929-
ستاينر، جورج، 1929-
ستينر، جورج، ١٩٢٩-
スタイナー, G
スタイナー, ジョージ
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Greek, Modern (1)