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Artiscience Library Reading Room

Cultivating Artiscience

by news & articles, podcasts, public speaking & events, and a physical space, the Reading Room of the Artiscience Library in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Image: The Artiscience Library Reading Room. Copyright Peter Dibdin

What makes the acquisition of one book worthy of an International Press Release from a small, if extraordinary, Library in a corner of Edinburgh? The answer lies in the exceptional nature of the book and its International associations.

The book is a copy of the first US edition of George Steiner’s “The Death of Tragedy” Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Steiner studied at the University of Chicago, at Harvard, and at Balliol College, Oxford. After a spell at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, he became Gauss Lecturer there, then, in 1961, a founding Fellow, later Extraordinary Fellow, of Churchill College, Cambridge; Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Geneva, 1974-1994; and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard, 2001-2002.

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The Artiscience Library, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, Scotland, United Kingdom

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