Lessons of the Masters by George Steiner
(The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

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A thought-provoking examination of the complex teacher-student relationship, from one of the great minds of the modern literary world

Based on George Steiner’s extensive experience as a teacher, Lessons of the Masters is a passionate examination of the “profession of the professor.” He writes about what empowers one person to teach another, and explores the complexities and nuances of this bond. From the charismatic master to the loving disciple, Steiner explores the religious, philosophical, economic, and scientific aspects of imparting knowledge, drawing upon history’s most famous teachers: Socrates, Jesus, Faust, Virgil, Dante, Heloise, and Abelard.

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George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York. Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva. He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, Errata: An Examined Life, and Martin Heidegger: With a New Introduction.
Published April 16, 2013 by Open Road Media. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Steiner tells us: 'What I now experience of retirement from teaching has left me orphaned.' It is an image both hyperbolic and authentic;

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Lessons of the Masters: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 2001-2002 by George Steiner 198pp, Harvard, £12.95.

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