George Steiner

George Steiner

Died: February 3, 2020, Cambridge, United Kingdom Website Facebook X/Twitter

Francis George Steiner, was a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He wrote extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society.

9 posts

It's a Given!

by Jonathan Swift and others in Figures of Speech

But really living is what this obvious point is from Jonathan Swift. The meaning you assign to life is the narrator yelling, "Places! Places everyone!! The stage play is ongoing, tragic and never-lasting.

The Identity of an Atheist

by Voltaire and others in Figures of Speech

Is this Voltarian quote about the chains of fools an identifying statement of an Atheist towards the faithful or is it observation 'about' Atheists not being able to see the Goodness in God? The latter is a Platonic play and brings all sorts of perversion to the party. 

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