George steiner antigones pdf

The theme of the conflict between antigone and creon between. Unfortunately, his new book on the varied lives of the antigone legend is an exception to this stylistic rule, its prose more often ponderous than poised. George steiner here examines the farreaching legacy of this great classical myth. Francis george steiner is an essayist, novelist, philosopher, literary critic, and educator. George steiner, unquestionably one of the most perceptive and linguistically sensitive of contemporary critics, offers in antigones a major contribution to. He has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the holocaust. Antigones by george steiner, 1984, oxford university press edition, in english. According to greek legend, antigone, daughter of oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the orders of creon, king of thebes. An article in the guardian described steiner as a polyglot and polymath, saying that he. Among his many awards, he received the truman capote lifetime achievement award from. Francis george steiner, fba born april 23, 1929 is an american literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.

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