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By Catherine Chatterley

ISBN-10: 0815609604

ISBN-13: 9780815609605

George Steiner has loved overseas acclaim as a exceptional cultural critic for a few years. The son of significant ecu Jews, he was once born in France, fled from the Nazis to long island in 1940, and have become a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1944. via his many books, voluminous literary feedback, and e-book assessment articles released within the New Yorker, the days Literary complement, and the mother or father, Steiner has performed a tremendous function in introducing the works of popular continental writers and thinkers to readers in North the USA and nice Britain.

Having escaped the Nazis as a toddler, Steiner vowed that his paintings as an highbrow could try and comprehend the tragedy of the Shoah. In Disenchantment, Chatterley makes a speciality of Steiner’s ignored writings at the Holocaust and antisemitism and locations this paintings on the middle of her research of his feedback. She essentially demonstrates how Steiner’s family members heritage and schooling, in addition to the ancient and cultural advancements that surrounded him, are principal to the evolution of his dominant highbrow matters. it truly is through the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, relating to unfolding discoveries in regards to the Nazi homicide of eu Jewry, that Steiner starts to review the consequences of the Holocaust on language and tradition after which questions the very objective and which means of the arts.

The first highbrow biography of George Steiner, Disenchantment offers a useful contribution to literary and cultural reports, confirming his serious and highbrow legacy.

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