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

Overview
Works: 56 works in 476 publications in 5 languages and 8,378 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Outlines and syllabi  Historical drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 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 )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,076 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 )

46 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 902 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 )

54 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 896 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 )

49 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 840 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 772 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 741 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 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual magic by E. M Butler( Book )

41 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in English and held by 715 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 held by 597 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 220 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 )

17 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 125 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 77 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
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, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources
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 (377)

German (14)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

French (2)

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