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Author photo. George Steiner speaking at The Nexus Institute, The Netherlands

George Steiner speaking at The Nexus Institute, The Netherlands

George Steiner (1) [1929–2020]

This page covers the author of After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation.

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Son of Dr Frederick George and Mrs Else Steiner, George Steiner was raised trilingually, in German, English and French. His first formal education took place at the Lycée Janson-de-Sailly in Paris and then at the Lycée Français de New York after the family moved to the United States in 1940. In his Memoirs, Steiner recalled being hit by a piece of chalk in the face by a teacher at the Lycée. His field is comparative literature. His work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly having to do with translation and the nature of language and of literature. Steiner's best-known book, After Babel (1975), was an early and influential contribution to the field of translation studies.

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