Steiner among the classics

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May 29, 2020

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Prof. Dr. Francisco García-Jurado, « Steiner among the classics », Reinventar la Antigüedad, ID : 10670/1.pf5j5z


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Relief showing Priam, king of Troy, pleading with Achilles for the body of his son Hector, by B. Thorvaldsen. After having heard of George Steiner’s death, we asked ourselves what his works have meant for a number of generations of Literature scholars. A key feature in Steiner (1929-2020) was the way he used Classical authors (Homer, Sophocles, Virgil…) to think about Literature without considering the Classical condition of those authors as an issue taken for granted. In fact, they need to g...

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