Books written by George Steiner

A Long Saturday

March 22, 2017 | 144 pages
George Steiner, born in 1929, is one of the preeminent intellectuals of his generation. Reading in many languages, celebrating the survival of high culture in the face of twentieth-century barbarisms, Steiner has probed the ethics of language and literature with an elegance and authority unmatched... More Info

The Idea of Europe

January 2, 2015 | 48 pages
The extraordinary meditation on Europe by the “brilliantly illuminating” (Alain de Botton) public intellectual In this remarkable short book, the foremost intellectual of our age brings a lifetime of erudition to bear on a subject that he has grappled with for decades, and whose future is... More Info

Nostalgia for the Absolute

House of Anansi Press | March 1, 1997 | 61 pages
The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, pursues this and examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, Lévi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of... More Info