George Steiner at the New Yorker

George Steiner at the New Yorker

George Steiner


among 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote greater than a hundred thirty items on a superb variety of themes for The New Yorker, making new books, tricky rules, and surprising topics appear compelling not just to intellectuals yet to “the universal reader.” He possesses a famously surprising brain: paganism, the Dutch Renaissance, children’s video games, war-time Britain, Hitler’s bunker, and chivalry allure his curiosity up to Levi-Strauss, Cellini, Bernhard, Chardin, Mandelstam, Kafka, Cardinal Newman, Verdi, Gogol, Borges, Brecht, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, and paintings historian/spy Anthony Blunt. Steiner makes an amazing consultant from the Risorgimento in Italy to the literature of the Gulag, from the heritage of chess to the iconic significance of George Orwell. many times every thing Steiner appears to be like at in his New Yorker essays is made to bristle with a few actual prospect of growing to be freshly exciting or fantastic.

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