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- 1929 - 1997
- Steiner, Francis George, 1929 - 2020 (Professor of Comparative Literature, philosopher, critic) (Person)
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Steiner had been active on undergraduate publications while at University and in 1952 he joined the staff of The Economist, in London, (1952-56). He returned to America in 1956 to attend the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, (1956-58) where he also lectured (1959-60). He held a Fulbright professorship in Innsbruck (1958-59), and in 1961 became a Founding Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, to which he was elected an Extraordinary Fellow in 1969. In 1974, after several years as a freelance writer and occasional lecturer, he accepted the post of Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, which he held until 1994, becoming Professor Emeritus on his retirement. He has since held the positions of Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, (1994-95) and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard (2001-02).
Steiner’s career has been graced by many honours including a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1971-72 and Honorary Membership of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, 1989. He has received an Hon. DLitt from the following Universities: East Anglia, 1976; Louvain, 1980; Mount Holyoke College, USA, 1983; Bristol, 1989; Glasgow, 1990; Liège, 1990; Ulster, 1993; Durham, 1995. In 1984 Steiner, who was French citizen from 1929-1944, was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. In 1998 he was awarded the Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award by Stanford University and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He has also won numerous awards for his fiction and poetry. George Steiner died on 3 February 2020.
Publications include: Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, 1958; The Death of Tragedy, 1960; Anno Domini, 1964; Language and Silence, 1967; Extraterritorial, 1971; In Bluebeard’s Castle, 1971; The Sporting Scene: White Knights in Reykjavik, 1973; After Babel, 1975 (adapted for TV as The Tongues of Men, 1977); Heidegger, 1978; On Difficulty and Other Essays, 1978; The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H., 1981; Antigones, 1984; George Steiner: a reader, 1984; Real Presences: is there anything in what we say?, 1989; Proofs and Three Parables, 1992; Errata: An examined life, 1997; Grammars of Creation, 2001.
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