George Steiner at The New Yorker

Description

Between 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote more than 130 pieces on a great range of topics for The New Yorker, making new books, difficult ideas, and unfamiliar subjects seem compelling not only to intellectuals but to the common reader. He possesses a famously dazzling mind: paganism, the Dutch Renaissance, children s games, war-time Britain, Hitler s bunker, and chivalry attract his interest as much as Levi-Strauss, Cellini, Bernhard, Chardin, Mandelstam, Kafka, Cardinal Newman, Verdi, Gogol, Borges, Brecht, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, and art historian/spy Anthony Blunt. Steiner makes an ideal guide from the Risorgimento in Italy to the literature of the Gulag, from the history of chess to the enduring importance of George Orwell. Again and again everything Steiner looks at in his New Yorker essays is made to bristle with some genuine prospect of turning out to be freshly thrilling or surprising."

Details

Author(s)
George Steiner, Robert Boyers
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 25mm | 380g
Publication date
30 Jan 2009
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0811217043
ISBN13
9780811217040
Bestsellers rank
82,440

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