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Real Presences

George Steiner - Philosophy - 2013 - 236 pages
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 ...
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George Steiner: A Reader

George Steiner - History - 1987 - 447 pages
Essays examine the nature of literary criticism, language, culture, Tolstoy, Racine, Heidegger, and treason
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Grammars of Creation

George Steiner - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 344 pages
“A fresh, revelatory, golden eagle’s eye-view of western literature.” —Financial Times Early in Grammars of Creation, George Steiner references Plato’s maxim that in “all ...
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In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture

George Steiner - History - 1974 - 141 pages
The author presents a penetrating analysis of the collapse of Western culture during the last half of the twentieth century.
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Language and Silence

George Steiner - Social Science - 2010
How do we evaluate the power and utility of language when it has been manipulated to circumvent the truth at high levels or charged with vulgarity and imprecision by mass ...
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George Steiner - Drama - 1996 - 316 pages
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 ...
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The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the Ecole Nationale ...

Emmanuel Schwartz, George Steiner, Philippe Sénéchal, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France), Dahesh Museum of Art, Princeton University. Art Museum - Art - 2005 - 337 pages
From its founding in 1648, the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and its successor, the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, were devoted to the Greek ...
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The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.: A Novel

George Steiner - Fiction - 1999 - 175 pages
Thirty years after World War II, in the depths of an Amazonian swamp, a crack team of young Israeli Nazi hunters come upon a grizzled and ravaged but alive Adolph Hitler and ...
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The Damned and the Elect: Guilt in Western Culture

Friedrich Ohly, Linda Archibald, George Steiner - History - 2010 - 226 pages
A comparative cultural history of figures such as oedipus, Judas and Faust, from antiquity to modern times.
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