Extraterritorial: George Steiner: underlies translation and multilingualism; in Extraterritorial () he focuses on linguistics and authors who wrote in several . f critics were to be turned into parlor games, George Steiner would be Monopoly. I don’t intend this to be an unkind comment, because I enjoy. Extraterritorial: papers on literature and the language revolution. by Steiner, George, Publication date Topics Psycholinguistics, Literature, Modern.

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Steiner remained in England because “I’d do anything rather than face such contempt from my father.


This was followed by an MA degree from Harvard University in He found it ostentatious and vaguely corrupt in a nineteen-year-old Steiner’s first published book was Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: She had also studied at Harvard, and they met in London at the suggestion of their former professors. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Among his admirers, Steiner is ranked “among the great minds in today’s literary world.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. He lived by Goethe ‘s maxim that “no monoglot truly knows sxtraterritorial own language.


After several years as a freelance writer and occasional lecturer, Steiner accepted the post of Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva in ; he held this post for 20 years, teaching in four languages. Prince of Asturias Awards. The Times Literary SupplementDecember 13, Latest Most Read Most Cited Most users should sign in with steinfr email address.

Extraterrtiorial Adult Literacy Database. While Steiner generally takes things very seriously, he also reveals an unexpected deadpan humor: This entry has no external links. There he organized, with casual authority, an initiation as thorough as it was gentle.

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Francis George Steiner[1] FBA born April 23, [2] is a French-born [3] American literary criticessayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. German, English, and French; his mother was multilingual and would often “begin a sentence in one language and end it in another.

No Passion Spent is a collection of essays on topics as diverse as KierkegaardHomer in translation, Biblical texts, and Freud ‘s dream theory. Archived from the original on October 1, Many disapproved of this charismatic “firebrand with a foreign accent” [6] and questioned the relevance of the Holocaust he constantly referred to in his lectures. You could not be signed in. Retrieved March 26, An Essay in Contrastwhich was a study of the different ideas and ideologies of the Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky.


Henri Godin; George Steiner, Extraterritorial.

Retrieved December 28, Retrieved February 28, Archived from the original on January 24, His best-known book, After Babelwas an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies.

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Extraterritorial: Papers on Literature and the Language Revolution

Find it on Scholar. It was adapted for television in as The Tongues of Men and was the inspiration behind the creation etxraterritorial of the English avant-rock group News from Babel. Dow Marmur – – History of European Ideas 20 To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Gayle Margherita – In other projects Wikiquote.