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"The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital." -- George Steiner
Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929), is an influential European-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust. Some consider him both a polyglot and a polymath, he is sometimes said to have redefined the role of the critic.

Among his admirers, Steiner is ranked "among the great minds in today's literary world." English novelist A. S. Byatt described him as a "late, late, late Renaissance man ... a European metaphysician with an instinct for the driving ideas of our time." Harriet Harvey-Wood, a former literature director of the British Council, saw him as a "magnificent lecturer — prophetic and doom-laden [who would] turn up with half a page of scribbled notes, and never refer to them."

Steiner was Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva (1974—1994), Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow at the University of Oxford (1994—1995) and Professor of Poetry at Harvard University (2001—2002).

He lives in Cambridge, England, where he has been Extraordinary Fellow at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge since 1969. He is married to author and historian Zara Shakow Steiner, and they have a son, David Steiner (Dean of the School of Education at Hunter College) and a daughter, Deborah Steiner (Professor of Classics at Columbia University).

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Total Books: 184
A Long Saturday Conversations
The Idea of Europe An Essay
2015 - The Idea of Europe an Essay (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781468310245
ISBN-10: 1468310240
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Poetry of Thought From Hellenism to Celan
2014 - The Poetry of Thought From Hellenism to Celan (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780811221856
ISBN-10: 0811221857
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I libri hanno bisogno di noi
2013 - I Libri Hanno Bisogno Di Noi (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788811684909
ISBN-10: 8811684900
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La poesia del pensamiento / The poetry of thought
2012 - La Poesia Del Pensamiento / the Poetry of Thought [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498418064
ISBN-10: 8498418062
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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La poesia del pensiero Dall'ellenismo a Paul Celan
2012 - La Poesia Del Pensiero Dall'ellenismo a Paul Celan (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788811601524
ISBN-10: 8811601525
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Business Government and Society A Managerial Perspective
2011 - Business Government and Society a Managerial Perspective (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780078112676
ISBN-10: 0078112672
Genre: Business & Money
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Im Raum der Stille
2011 - Im Raum Der Stille (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518422311
ISBN-10: 3518422316
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Lectures
2010 - Lectures [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070126927
ISBN-10: 2070126927
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Letture George Steiner sul New Yorker
2010 - Letture George Steiner Sul New Yorker (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788811740964
ISBN-10: 8811740967
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Entretiens avec Ramin Jahanbegloo
2009 - Entretiens Avec Ramin Jahanbegloo [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782866457068
ISBN-10: 2866457064
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Warum Denken traurig macht
2009 - Warum Denken Traurig Macht (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783518459812
ISBN-10: 3518459813
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George Steiner en The New Yorker
2009 - George Steiner En the New Yorker [Tezontle - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9786071600868
ISBN-10: 6071600863
Genre: Nonfiction
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George Steiner at The New Yorker
2009 - George Steiner at the New Yorker [NEW DIRECTIONS PAPERBOOK] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811217040
ISBN-10: 0811217043
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Errata
2009 - Errata [El Ojo Del Tiempo / the Eye of Time - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788498412970
ISBN-10: 8498412978
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Is Science Nearing Its Limits
2008 - Is Science Nearing Its Limits (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847770073
ISBN-10: 184777007X
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En El Castillo De Barba Azul
2008 - En El Castillo De Barba Azul [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474324006
ISBN-10: 8474324009
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Antgonas
2008 - Antgonas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788474325478
ISBN-10: 8474325471
Genre: Children's Books
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My Unwritten Books
2008 - My Unwritten Books (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780811217033
ISBN-10: 0811217035
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Los libros que nunca he escrito
2008 - Los Libros Que Nunca He Escrito [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788498411690
ISBN-10: 8498411696
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Reykjavik 1972 Fischer v Spassky - 'The World Chess Championship' and 'The Sporting Scene White Knights of Reykjavik'
2007 - Le Silence Des Livres [French Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Diez Razones Para La Tristeza Del Pensamiento [posibles - Biblioteca Ensayo - Biblioteca De Ensayo ,Serie Menor / Essay Library, Minor Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Lessons of the Masters [The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Nostalgia for the Absolute [Massey Lectures series] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - Matres Et Disciples [French Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Prefacio a La Biblia Hebrea [Biblioteca Ensayo - Biblioteca De Ensayo: Serie Menor - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Eloge De La Transmission [Collections Sciences - Sciences Humaines - French Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Nostalgia Del Absoluto/ Absolute Nostalgia [Biblioteca De Ensayo: Serie Menor - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - El Traslado De Aha San Cristobal [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Le Sens Du Sens Presences Reelles [trilingue franais-anglais-allemand] (Paperback)
1998 - Errata a Life in Ideas [Master Minds] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Antigones [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1981 - On Difficulty and Other Essays [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1979 - Language and Silence [Peregrines] (Paperback)
1975 - Why English [English Association Presidential Address] (Paperback)Paperback
In Bluebeard's Castle [The T. S. Eliot memorial lectures] (Hardcover)Paperback
Has Truth a Future [Bronowski Mem. Lect.] (Paperback)
The Uncommon Reader [Chapbooks in Literature Series] (Paperback)
Dialogues Sur Le Mythe D'antigone Sur Le Sacrifice D'abraham [Dialogues on the Antigone Myth and on Abraham's Sacrifice - French Edition] (Paperback)
Entretiens [Philosophie - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Barbarie De L'ignorance Juste L'ombre D'un Certain Ennui- [Collection Conversations - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Ce Qui Me Hante [Collection Conversations - French Edition] (Paperback)
Lenguaje Y Silencio [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El Ano Del Seor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)