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George Steiner

Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929), is an influential European-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust. An article in The Guardian described Steiner as a "polyglot and polymath", saying that he is "often credited with recasting the role of the critic".

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George Steiner - Awards and Honors
... George Steiner has received many honors, including A Rhodes Scholarship (1950) A Guggenheim Fellowship (1971–72) Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French Government (1984) The Morton Dauwen ...

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    To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs—but a tribute nevertheless.
    —George Steiner (b. 1929)