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

Overview
Works: 59 works in 492 publications in 5 languages and 8,334 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Allegories  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Historical drama  Outlines and syllabi 
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 myth of the magus by E. M Butler( Book )

46 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 905 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 )

55 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 895 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
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 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer Maria Rilke by E. M Butler( Book )

41 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 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual magic by E. M Butler( Book )

42 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in English and held by 709 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 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in English and held by 536 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 trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph K., a respected bank assessor, is arrested and spends his remaining years fighting charges about which he has no knowledge. The helplessness of an insignificant individual within a mysterious bureaucracy where answers are never accessible is described in this provacative and disturbing book." Shapiro. Fic for Youth. 3d edition
A regency visitor : the English tour of Prince Pückler-Muskau described in his letters, 1826-1828 by Hermann Pückler-Muskau( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1826, the prince of Pückler-Muskau embarked on a tour of England, Wales, and Ireland. Although captivated by all things British, his initial objective was to find a wealthy bride. He and his wife Lucie, having expended every resource on a plan to transform their estate into a vast landscape park, agreed to an amicable divorce, freeing him to forge an advantageous alliance that could rescue their project. For over two years, Pückler?s letters home conveyed a vivid, often quirky, and highly entertaining account of his travels. From the metropolis of London, he toured the mines and factories of the Industrial Revolution and visited the grand estates and spectacular art collections maintained by its beneficiaries. He encountered the scourge of rural and urban poverty and found common cause with the oppressed Irish. With his gift for description, Pückler evokes the spectacular landscapes of Wales, the perils of transportation, and the gentle respite of manor houses and country inns. Part memoir, part travelogue and political commentary, part epistolary novel, Pückler?s rhetorical flare and acute observations provoked the German poet Heinrich Heine to characterize him as the ?most fashionable of eccentric men - Diogenes on horseback.?
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 )

18 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 128 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 121 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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 28 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
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
Paper boats by E. M Butler( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 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

Butler, Elizabeth Marian

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 (338)

German (13)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

French (2)

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Heinrich Heine : a biographyRitual magicThe trialThe trial