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Steiner, George 1929-

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Works: 571 works in 1,832 publications in 7 languages and 36,369 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biography  Miscellanea  Drama  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Creator, Donor, Other, Honoree, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
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After Babel : aspects of language and translation by George Steiner( Book )
48 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,339 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
Homer; a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The death of tragedy by George Steiner( Book )
74 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; an essay in the old criticism by George Steiner( Book )
61 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,791 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 )
30 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
Martin Heidegger by George Steiner( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
Discussion of the work of Martin Heidegger
Antigones by George Steiner( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 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 )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Real presences by George Steiner( Book )
38 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 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?
Extraterritorial; papers on literature and the language revolution by George Steiner( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
On difficulty, and other essays by George Steiner( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
The portage to San Cristóbal of A.H. by George Steiner( Book )
23 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 1,040 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 903 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
Lessons of the masters by George Steiner( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 689 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 610 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 )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
George Steiner : a reader by George Steiner( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Anno Domini : three stories by George Steiner( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Stories which center around the theme of what happens to human beings after a war. For contents, see Author Catalog
My unwritten books by George Steiner( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
"In this work, George Steiner tells of seven books which he did not write. Because intimacies and indiscretions were too threatening. Because the topic brought too much pain. Because its emotional or intellectual challenge proved beyond his capacities."
Heidegger by George Steiner( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Steiner, Francis George
Steiner, Francis George 1929- Vollstaendiger Name
Steiner, G. (George), 1929-
Steiner, Georg
Steiner, George
Steiner, Georges
Steiner Georges 1929-....
Steiner, Jorge, 1929-
שטיינר, ג'ורג 1929-
جورج ستينر، 1929-
ستاينر، جورج، 1929-
スタイナー, G
スタイナー, ジョージ
Languages
English (503)
French (27)
German (14)
Spanish (4)
Finnish (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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