George Steiner

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George Steiner
George Steiner speaking at The Nexus Institute, The Netherlands, 2013
George Steiner speaking at The Nexus Institute, The Netherlands, 2013
BornFrancis George Steiner
(1929-04-23)April 23, 1929
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
DiedFebruary 3, 2020(2020-02-03) (aged 90)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
OccupationAuthor, essayist, literary critic, professor
NationalityFrench, American
Period1960–2020
GenreHistory, literature, literary fiction
Notable worksAfter Babel (1975)
Notable awardsThe Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
SpouseZara Shakow Steiner
ChildrenDavid, Deborah

Francis George Steiner,[1] FBA (April 23, 1929 – February 3, 2020)[2] was a French-born[3] American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.[4] He wrote about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust.[5]

Steiner died on February 3, 2020 at his home in Cambridge at the age of 90.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Papers of George Steiner". Janus. Retrieved March 26, 2008. [Steiner] has not used the name Francis since his undergraduate days.
  2. Hahn, Daniel. "George Steiner". Contemporary Writers in the UK. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  3. Cheyette, Bryan (February 1, 2008). "My Unwritten Books by George Steiner". The Independent. London. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  4. Murphy, Rex. "ERRATA: An Examined Life by George Steiner". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, January 3, 1998. Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  5. Cheyette, Bryan. "Between Repulsion and Attraction: George Steiner's Post-Holocaust Fiction". Jewish Social Studies. Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  6. George Steiner, Prodigious Literary Critic, Dies at 90

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