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The Resource Errata : an examined life, George Steiner

Errata : an examined life, George Steiner

Label
Errata : an examined life
Title
Errata
Title remainder
an examined life
Statement of responsibility
George Steiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"George Steiner, one of the great literary minds of our century, now 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. His most personal book, this volume reveals Steiner's thoughts on the meaning of the western tradition and its philosophic and religious premises, his pleasure in literature and music, and his regrets about the unopened doors and untapped resources in his past." "Born in Paris in 1929 of Viennese Jewish parents, Steiner was raised speaking German, French, and English. He was educated and an educator himself in the United States and in Europe, crossing continents and cultures over the course of this troubled century. Steiner interweaves episodes from his past with thoughts about the present: he recalls, for example, how his father introduced him to the Iliad in Greek shortly before his sixth birthday, and muses about the genius of Homer; he describes the effect of the Holocaust on his family, and explores why Jews have been persecuted and have survived over the millennium; and he takes stock of science, reason, atheism, and religion in his own life and at the end of this century."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steiner, George
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
P85.S74
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature teachers
  • Authors, English
  • Philologists
  • Steiner, George
Label
Errata : an examined life, George Steiner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1997
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38585106
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780300075038
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97080458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Errata : an examined life, George Steiner
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1997
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38585106
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780300075038
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97080458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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