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Butler, E. M. (Eliza Marian) 1885-1959

Overview
Works: 52 works in 459 publications in 5 languages and 8,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Legends  Allegories  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 822.33
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Most widely held works about E. M Butler
 
Most widely held works by E. M Butler
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trial (original German title: Der Process, later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader. Heavily influenced by Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Kafka even went so far as to call Dostoevsky a blood relative.Like Kafka's other novels, The Trial was never completed, although it does include a chapter which brings the story to an end. After Kafka's death in 1924 his friend and literary executor Max Brod edited the text for publication by Verlag Die Schmiede. [...] The first English language translation, by Willa and Edwin Muir, was published in 1937.In 1999, the book was listed in Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century and as No. 2 of the Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century. -- from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trial (March 28, 2016)
The myth of the magus by E. M Butler( Book )

45 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magus, a legendary magician of superhuman powers, is an archetype central to myth and religion across many cultures. Identifying its anthropological origins in ancient rituals performed by a shaman or wizard to ensure the prosperity of his tribe, E.M. Butler goes on to trace its subsequent development in pre-Christian religious and mystic philosophers, in medieval sorcerers and alchemists, and finally in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century occult revival. From Zoroaster to Solomon, Merlin to Faust, Cagliostro to Rasputin, legends of the Magus are explored and where possible compared with the historical record in this fascinating account, first published in 1948, of one of the major figures in religious and occult mythology. -- Back cover
The tyranny of Greece over Germany : a study of the influence exercised by Greek art and poetry over the great German writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries by E. M Butler( Book )

52 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1935, this book provides a study of the powerful influence exercised by Ancient Greek culture on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The text takes as its starting point Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–68), who was of fundamental importance to the introduction of Hellenistic ideas within the German intellectual tradition. This is followed by a chronological discussion of other key figures, such as Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complicated relationship between these ideas and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identity. A detailed index and bibliography are also included, together with illustrative figures. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German literature, Ancient Greece and literary criticism"--Back cover
The fortunes of Faust by E. M Butler( Book )

48 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a powerful and astute examination of the connection between magic in literature and magic in history. It traces the evolution of the Faust tradition and its relationship to the practice of magic in European history. Written by one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of German literature, this book, first published in 1952, is a classic text. Butler follows the magic tradition of the Magus--the priest-king--and its reformulation in the Christian world. In the process, the Magus was transformed into a wicked sorcerer who comes to a bad end in this world and a worse one hereafter. This conception, which gained ground in the Middle Ages, received its most categorical statement in the Faust legend. The celebrated pact between Faust and the devil was in fact an invention of Christian mythologists who had interpreted occult rituals in accordance with the Christian belief that magicians were the servants of Satan. Occultists replied by denying the pact with the devil and by associating Faust with ritual magic traditions. Butler draws on her detailed knowledge of literature, religion, and history to produce an authoritative synthesis that all those interested in the development of mythology will find indispensable
Byron and Goethe; analysis of a passion by E. M Butler( Book )

22 editions published between 1956 and 1983 in English and French and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer Maria Rilke by E. M Butler( Book )

40 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, first published in 1946 as a second impression of a 1941 original, Butler profiles the influential poet Rainer Maria Rilke, seeing in him and his works a counteracting force to that of the destructive war in Europe. The biography addresses Rilke's life and the influences on his poetry, especially his time spent in Paris and his traumatizing military service in WWI. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Rilke
Heinrich Heine : a biography by E. M Butler( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual magic by E. M Butler( Book )

41 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saint-Simonian religion in Germany; a study of the Young German Movement by E. M Butler( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A regency visitor : the English tour of Prince Pückler-Muskau described in his letters, 1826-1828 by Hermann Pückler-Muskau( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann von Pückler Muskau]: Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Erster und Zweiter Theil: Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch aus England, Wales, Irland und Frankreich, geschrieben in den Jahren 1828 und 1829, Zweite Aufl., Dritter und Vierter Theil: Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch aus Deutschland, Holland und England geschrieben in den Jahren 1826, 1827 und 1828, Stuttgart: Hallberg'sche, vormals Frank'sche Verlagshandlung, 1831. Erstdruck: München (Franckh) 1830. 4 Teile. Die Briefe wurden anonym veröffentlicht
Sheridan, a ghost story by E. M Butler( Book )

16 editions published between 1931 and 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe and Byron by E. M Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempestuous prince, Hermann Pückler-Muskau by E. M Butler( Book )

9 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The direct method in German poetry; an inaugural lecture delivered on January 25th, 1946 by E. M Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daylight in a dream by E. M Butler( Book )

7 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver Wings : a novel/ by E.M. Butler by E. M Butler( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver Wings, a novel by E. M Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealistic novel whose shadowy characters and obscure events are said to reflect the condition of man in modern society
Alcoholism programs in industry : an Alberta survey by E. M Butler( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper boats by E. M Butler( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The myth of the magus
Alternative Names
Butler, E. M.

Butler, E. M. 1885-1959

Butler, Eliza M.

Butler, Eliza Marian

Butler, Eliza Marian 1885-1959

Butler, Elizabeth

Butler, Elizabeth M.

Butler, Elizabeth M. 1885-1959

Eliza Marian Butler Brits taalkundige (1885-1959)

Eliza Marian Butler English scholar of German; linguist and intellectual historian

Eliza Marian Butler irischstämmige Germanistin

Languages
English (371)

German (13)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

French (2)

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The myth of the magusThe fortunes of FaustHeinrich Heine : a biographyRitual magic