France, 1929 - 2020
cultural philosopher

George Steiner

George Steiner was one of the greatest European humanists of our times. Having fled the increasing anti-Semitic violence in Europe, he spent a large part of his youth in the United States. There, he studied linguistics and humanities, finishing his studies at Harvard and Oxford. He held professorships in the United States, England, Austria and Switzerland and wrote essays and literary criticism for publications such as The Guardian and The New Yorker. In his essays, Steiner dealt with literature, ethics, social developments and radical evil. Among his many publications are Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature, and the Inhuman (1967), In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture (1971), After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (1975), Antigones: The Antigone Myth in Western Literature, Art and Thought (1984), Real Presences (1986), No Passion Spent: Essays 1978–1995 (1996), Grammars of Creation (2001) and The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan (2011). Steiner has been a regular guest of the Nexus Institute, which has published his highly influential Nexus Lecture The Idea of Europe (2004)

The Nexus Institute published the highly influential lecture The Idea of Europe (2004) and Universitas? (2013). Im Raum der Stille: Lektüren (2010) is discussed in Nexus Review.

 

Published in

Cultura Animi
2020

Becoming Human Is an Art

Campo, Steiner & Rowland
Journal Nexus
2020

Nexus 82

Terugkeer naar de Toverberg
Nexus Library
2013

Universitas?

George Steiner
Nexus Library
2010 or Earlier

The Idea of Europe

English edition
Journal Nexus
2011

Nexus 58

Lofzangen
Journal Nexus
2011

Nexus 57

Beethoven of Superman?
Journal Nexus

Nexus 52

Wat is groot?
Journal Nexus

Nexus 50. Europees humanisme in fragmenten

Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 46

Durf ongelukkig te zijn
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 33

Terugkeer
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 27

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel III. Het vaarwel van de muzen
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 9

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 4

Speaker at

Conference

Superman Meets Beethoven

What’s Next for the West?

11 June 2010 10.00 - 17.00 Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Conference

Nexus Conference 2008

Identity Please!

14 June 2008 09.30 - 18.00 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam

Lecture

Nexus Lecture George Steiner

The Idea of Europe

30 November 2003 14.00 - 16.15 Tilburg University

Conference

Part III. The Muses' Farewell

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

24 May 2000 9.30 - 22.00 Tilburg University

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