RIP George Steiner: Paris, 1929 – Cambridge, 2020
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Italian to English
Feb 7, 2020

One of my "heroes" of translation. His "After Babel" is a fundamental text for all translators who are serious about what they do.


Elizabeth Tamblin
Adrien Esparron
Oriana W.
Marco Belcastro Bara
Hedwig Spitzer
Sabrina Bruna

United States
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I went to one of his Cambridge lectures... Feb 8, 2020

I can't remember what it was about, but he departed from his script and started discussing the role of clothing in the novel. Except he didn't use those words - he said "vestimentiary iconography". Someone at the back of the room tittered, and then everyone laughed, including him.

Brilliant man, and After Babel is a brilliant book.


Brian Joyce  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
French to English
george Feb 9, 2020

Héraclite la prononce Hegel le systématise, tout thèse container son anti thèse.

George Steiner


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RIP George Steiner: Paris, 1929 – Cambridge, 2020

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