Errata : An Examined Life (Paperback) - Steiner, George

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George Steiner, one of the great literary minds of our century, here relates the story of his own life and the ways that people, places, and events have colored the central ideas and themes of his work. Brilliant and witty, his memoir reveals Steiner's thoughts on the meaning of the western tradition and its philosophic and religious premises.

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300080957
SKU 30508997
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300080956
Release Date 10/1/1999
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
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George Steiner
George Steiner was Lord Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Oxford University. He is a well-known reviewer for "The New Yorker", the "Times Literary Supplement", and other American and European journals. Steiner is the author of numerous books that have been translated into a dozen languages.
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"His pleasures--he mentions a secluded house in a remote part of France--have a Midas touch; his praise stiffens them into gold. His regrets are for not having dedicated himself entirely to fiction or for spreading himself too thinly. His regrets, you feel he feels, are finer than other people's satisfactions. The virtue of this memoir, in fact, does not lie in the charm of its voice but in a brilliance that can make charm irrelevant."
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Annotation The memoirs of the French-born American critic, scholar, and novelist George Steiner. "Errata" is a collection of remembered thoughts on the author's personal conflicts with Judaism, music, teaching, literature, God, and other topics. Much more than biography, these memoirs serve to bring readers into direct contact with the psyche of the author.
Editors Note George Steiner, one of the great literary minds of our century, here relates the story of his own life and the ways that people, places, and events have colored the central ideas and themes of his work. Brilliant and witty, his memoir reveals Steiner's thoughts on the meaning of the western tradition and its philosophic and religious premises.
Editors Note 2 Relates the events of the author's life, and examines how the people, places, and events he experienced have colored the central ideas and themes of his work
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0214
Publisher Yale University Press
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