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George Steiner
George Steiner speaking at The Nexus Institute, The Netherlands, 2013
BornFrancis George Steiner
April 23, 1929(1929-04-23)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
DiedFebruary 3, 2020(2020-02-03) (aged 90)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
OccupationAuthor, essayist, literary critic, professor
NationalityFrench, American
GenresHistory, literature, literary fiction
Notable work(s)After Babel (1975)
Notable award(s)The Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
Spouse(s)Zara Shakow Steiner
ChildrenDavid, Deborah

Francis George Steiner,[1] FBA (April 23, 1929 – February 3, 2020)[2] was a French-born[3] American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.[4] He wrote about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust.[5]

Steiner died on February 3, 2020 at his home in Cambridge at the age of 90.[6]


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