Example sentences for: steiner

How can you use “steiner” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This is all pure Steiner: high-toned and irritating, vibrating with barely curtailed snobbism, but also venturing hard queries and unpopular responses.

  • George Steiner's essay "Humane Literacy," and its assertion, "Who would be a critic if he could be a writer?"

  • In a dangerously cantilevered sentence of the kind that Steiner does at times resort to, he asserts: "[I]t may well be that the ethnic-demographic elements in the successive waves of American settlement are 'Darwinian negative,' that they embody the brilliant survival of an anti-historical species, where 'anti-historianism' would entail an abdication from those adaptive mechanisms of tragic intellectuality, of ideological 'caring' (Kierkegaard's, Heidegger's word Sorge ) which are indispensable to cultural creation of the first rank."

  • Without ever calling Shakespeare's linguistic greatness into question, Steiner suggests an alternative requirement for true greatness, that comprehended in the German term Dichter , which carries certain lofty notions of witness and moral responsibility.

  • George Steiner has been writing his incandescent essays on high culture for nearly four decades now, steadily deepening his insights and widening his topical reach, but carrying on the same essential errand.


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