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

Overview
Works: 60 works in 488 publications in 5 languages and 8,307 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  History  Novels  Legends  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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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 )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,033 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
The myth of the magus by E. M Butler( Book )

47 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 4 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 )

40 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 843 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 )

52 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in English and German and held by 841 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
Rainer Maria Rilke by E. M Butler( Book )

42 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his companion drops her fan into the orchestra pit, Paddy's attempts to retrieve it inadvertently make him the star of the show
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

Ritual magic by E. M Butler( Book )

42 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Heine : a biography by E. M Butler( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and Undetermined 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 )

29 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and Undetermined 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 )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 225 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 126 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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe and Byron by E. M Butler( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe and Byron by E. M Butler( Book )

13 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 60 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 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche im Banne Griechenlands by E. M Butler( Book )

8 editions published in 1948 in German and held by 33 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 29 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
 
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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 (382)

German (13)

Spanish (6)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Covers
The myth of the magusThe fortunes of FaustRitual magicHeinrich Heine : a biography