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Steiner, George 1929-

Works: 488 works in 2,509 publications in 19 languages and 39,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biography  Miscellanea  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Allegories  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Composer, Creator, Donor, Honoree, Other, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
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Most widely held works by George Steiner
The death of tragedy by George Steiner( Book )

156 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,453 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
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,169 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 )

136 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,143 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
Antigones by George Steiner( Book )

101 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,733 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 )

111 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultuur-historische beschouwing over de tweeslachtigheid in het westerse cultuur- en waardensysteem
Martin Heidegger by George Steiner( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the work of Martin Heidegger
After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner( Book )

48 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Danish and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism of Russian literature, focusing on the works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
Extraterritorial; papers on literature and the language revolution by George Steiner( Book )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real presences by George Steiner( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assertion that "God is dead" has profoundly affected theories of meaning and underwritten arguments of emptiness and absence in language and form, although it is these arguments of negation in modern poetic and aesthetic movements which make ours a time of the "afterword" or "epilogue" in a radically inventive way.But Steiner asks whether there can be any major literary, artistic or musical creation in the absence of the "rival Maker"? Does not the experience of a work of art wager on the sense of a presence that is ultimately theological?
Grammars of creation : originating in the Gifford Lectures for 1990 by George Steiner( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,146 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
On difficulty, and other essays by George Steiner( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 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 )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,103 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
Lessons of the masters by George Steiner( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 964 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 )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 607 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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
Heidegger by George Steiner( Book )

75 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocas filosofías contemporáneas han llegado a vincularse hacia múltiples campos del conocimiento como la de Martin Heidegger, entre esos campos se encuentran el existencialismo de Sartre, la lingüística moderna, el estructuralismo, la semiótica, la teología, la teoría literaria y la literatura
My unwritten books by George Steiner( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 534 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."
George Steiner : a reader by George Steiner( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 438 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
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In Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of culture
Alternative Names
George Steiner American writer

George Steiner americk literrn kritik, esejista, beletrista, překladatel a filozof

George Steiner scrittore e saggista francese

George Steiner US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Kulturkritiker sterreichisch-franzsischer Herkunft

Georgius Steiner

Steiner, Francis George

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Steiner, G. (George), 1929-

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Steiner, Jorge 1929-

Джордж Стейнер

Стайнер, Джордж

סטיינר, ג'ורג'

סטינר, ג'ורג'

שטיינער, ג'ורג' 1929-

שטיינר, ג'ורג 1929-

שטינר, ג'ורג' 1929-

جورج ستينر، 1929-

ستاينر، جورج، 1929-

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スタイナー, G

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Language and silence; essays on language, literature, and the inhumanAntigonesIn Bluebeard's castle : some notes towards the redefinition of cultureMartin HeideggerTolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticismExtraterritorial; papers on literature and the language revolutionReal presencesGrammars of creation : originating in the Gifford Lectures for 1990