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Gray, Ronald D.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 332 publications in 5 languages and 14,879 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Gazetteers  Personal narratives  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Ronald D Gray
Kafka; a collection of critical essays by Ronald D Gray( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Kafka's nightmare world of the imagination has always haunted readers, but few grasp the full meaning of his eerie, symbolic writing. To understand Kafka as a writer, one must study his work on a literary level, dismissing the temptation to concentrate on his life and religious philosophy
Brecht the dramatist by Ronald D Gray( Book )

43 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German tradition in literature, 1871-1945 by Ronald D Gray( Book )

33 editions published between 1945 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of German writers and politics from 1871 to 1945, with interpretations of works of Mann, Rilke, and Hofmannsthal
Goethe: a critical introduction by Ronald D Gray( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise survey and criticism of Goethe's work for the general reader and the student. It is intended as a useful first book from which the reader can go on to more specialized studies. Here Goethe's work is seen as a whole, and from the point of view of literary criticism. The first chapter summarizes Goethe's life. The rest of the book discusses the works, singly and in groups. Much attention is given to the poems; and there are two long chapters on Faust. Werther, Wilhelm Meister, Elective Affinities, and the Divan are given a chapter each, so are the dramatic works, the autobiographical writings, and the scientific work. A special feature of the book is that while Dr. Gray takes account of earlier criticism he does also try to see Goethe's work entirely afresh, and to reappraise it. This is a refreshing aspect of the book; by questioning the value of some works, Dr. Gray enhances that of others
Ibsen, a dissenting view : a study of the last twelve plays by Ronald D Gray( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's Castle by Ronald D Gray( Book )

19 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler and the Germans by Ronald D Gray( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how and why Hitler and the Nazis came to power, raising the question of whether such a thing could happen again
German poetry : a guide to free appreciation by Ronald D Gray( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to German poetry by Ronald D Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and German and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the main historical trends of German poetry
Bertolt Brecht by Ronald D Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Goethe: a selection with introduction and notes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

4 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe, the alchemist; a study of alchemical symbolism in Goethe's literary and scientific works by Ronald D Gray( Book )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his autobiography, Goethe half-apologetically admits the youthful enthusiasm he experienced for alchemical and mystical readings: Georg von Welling's obscure Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum and the anonymously published Aurea Catena Homeri, as well as works by Paracelsus, Basilis Valentinus and van Helmont. Originally published in 1952, this study shows how the symbols and concepts of alchemy played a key role in the genesis of Goethe's later works, both scientific and literary. Author of, among other books on German literature, Goethe: A Critical Introduction (1967) and An Introduction to German Poetry (1965), Ronald D. Gray details Goethe's alchemical readings, and shows how these influences were processed and transformed into a unique blend of scientific and poetic accounts of reality. Unprecedented in its approach, this study will be of interest to readers of German literature, as well as to anyone interested in the history and evolution of mysticism
Christopher Wren and St. Paul's Cathedral by Ronald D Gray( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the construction of St. Paul's Cathedral in London by Christopher Wren after old St. Paul's was destroyed by fire in 1666. Also discusses other Wren churches and buildings and the relation of Wren's style to his historical period
Cambridge street-names : their origins and associations by Ronald D Gray( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book draws on the great wealth of associations of street-names in Cambridge. It is not a dictionary but provides a series of entries on such topics as the Reformation, George IV and his wife, twentieth-century scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan times, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers and builders. It includes hermits and coal merchants, field-marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founder of a Christian community. Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen, Stalin's daughter and the discoverer of Uranus - all people who lived in or often visited Cambridge."--Jacket
Shakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism by Ronald D Gray( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr Ronald Gray, Fellow of Emmanuel College, lectured at Cambridge on German Literature and Philosophy for 33 years, and now expands his article, 'Will in the Universe, Shakespeare's Sonnets, Plato's Symposium, Alchemy and Renaissance Neo-Platonism', published in 'Shakespeare Survey 59', Cambridge University Press 2006. This developed from his 'Goethe the Alchemist, A Study of Alchemical Symbolism in Goethe's Literary and Scientific Works', 1952, greeted on published as 'a major contribution to Goethe Studies'. Diotima's vision of universal love in The Symposium is echoed not only in Castiglione's "The Courtier" but in alchemy, in its symbolical sense; these together with Christian ideas combined in Shakespeare's imagination, strongly influencing the Sonnets. Where possible, Shakespeare inserted themes of the Sonnets in the plays. The result is a paradoxical combination of mysticism, sometimes erotic, in the Sonnets, with real situations and real lovers in both Sonnets and plays. The supreme realisation of the Dark Lady is Cleopatra, but the Lady also has mythic dimensions."--Publisher's description
Cambridge gardens by Ronald D Gray( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che cosa ha veramente detto Brecht by Ronald D Gray( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I killed Martin Bormann! by Ronald D Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brecht the dramatist
Alternative Names
Douglas Gray, Ronald 1919-

Gray, Ronald.

Gray Ronald 1919-....

Gray, Ronald D.

Gray, Ronald D., 1919-2015

Gray, Ronald Douglas 1919-

Ǧrāy, Rūnāld 1919-

رونالد دي. جراي، 1919-

Languages
English (232)

German (8)

Spanish (8)

Italian (6)

Korean (1)

Covers
The German tradition in literature, 1871-1945Goethe: a critical introductionHitler and the GermansGerman poetry : a guide to free appreciationGoethe, the alchemist; a study of alchemical symbolism in Goethe's literary and scientific worksCambridge street-names : their origins and associationsShakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism