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Balakian, Anna 1915-1997

Overview
Works: 70 works in 321 publications in 8 languages and 9,192 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ443, 841.91091
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Most widely held works by Anna Balakian
Surrealism : the road to the absolute by Anna Balakian( Book )

59 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary origins of surrealism; a new mysticism in French poetry by Anna Balakian( Book )

43 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolist movement; a critical appraisal by Anna Balakian( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Breton, magus of surrealism by Anna Balakian( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symbolist movement in the literature of European languages by Anna Balakian( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode by Anna Balakian( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing all readers who value the beauty of language, Anna Balakian examines the work of five twentieth-century poets - Yeats, Valery, Rilke, Stevens, and Guillen - to show how the linguistic richness of the symbolist tradition continued well into the modern period. These writers, all of whom learned the poetry of language from Mallarme, compensated for the disappearance of metaphysical inclinations in early twentieth-century poetry by instituting a poetic fiction. Balakian finds the immersion of the "I" and its altered reflection in the work of art to be a common feature of their poetry, and explores how they replaced the conventional meaning of signifiers grown stale, such as the abused word "poet," which became musician, artist, dancer, acrobat, mime, tapestry weaver, rider of the earth and the skies. In the words of these poets, the symbol evolved into a selective system of communication that identified implicitly the realms of human dilemma in regard to time, space, place, and reality in an indifferent universe. Balakian explains how the poets made language posit the major problems of existence and survival through metaphors of transition and, with the polysemy of their discourse, spoke to each reader on his or her terms. Like a serial musical composition, this literary interpretation interweaves leitmotifs from one writer to another, creating a basic cohesion while revealing variations and transformations in their poetry
The snowflake on the belfry : dogma and disquietude in the critical arena by Anna Balakian( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She discusses critics and their authors; the current importance assumed by criticism and its consequential devalorization of the literary work; problems of modernism; the interaction of literary and visual media; hermeneutical criticism and the Surrealists; the use and misuse of literary texts for ideological purposes; relativism and anthropomorphism; multiculturalism and the sociological approach to the arts. Other essays examine issues of origin and originality, Mallarme, the boundaries between poetry and theology, the search for beauty, unfamiliar literatures, and literary theory
André Breton today( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative literary history as discourse : in honor of Anna Balakian by Mario J Valdés( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El movimiento simbolista : juicio critico by Anna Balakian( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in Spanish and Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Xth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association = Actes du Xe Congrès de l'Association internationale de littérature comparée by International Comparative Literature Association( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look and learn French by Anna Balakian( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origenes literarios del surrealismo; un nuevo misticismo en la poesía francesca by Anna Balakian( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andre ́Breton by Anna Balakian( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolist movement : a critical appraisal by Anna Balakian( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anaïs Nin reader by Anaïs Nin( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella, short stories, a critical study, a preface, and reviews
Proceedings of the Xth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association : Actes du Xe congres de l'Association international de littérature comparée : New York 1982 by International Comparative Literature Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La séduction du Minotaure : suivi de Collages : romans by Anaïs Nin( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est sous le couvert de Lilian que l'auteur invite son lecteur à aller vivre à travers elle dans un paradis terrestre qu'elle nomme Golconda. Lilian est venue à Golconda pour renaître à la vie, pour que cesse le cauchemar qui la hante, celui d'un navire bloqué en pleine rue et qu'elle n'arrive pas à remettre à flot
 
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The fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode
Alternative Names
Anna Balakian renowned authority on symbolism and surrealism

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Balakian, Anna Elizabeth

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Barakian, Anna 1915-1997

Nalbantian, Anna, 1915-1997

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Nalbantian, Suzanne

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Nalbat ian, S. Mrs., 1915-

آنا بلكيان، 1915-1997

バラキアン, アンナ

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The Symbolist movement in the literature of European languagesThe fiction of the poet : from Mallarmé to the post-symbolist mode