WorldCat Identities

Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen) 1921-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 915 publications in 11 languages and 14,363 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  History  Naval history  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PA4037, 883.01
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about G. S Kirk
 
Most widely held works by G. S Kirk
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk( Book )

212 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grands courants philosophiques de monde grec et leurs personnalités marquantes, de Thalès à l'époque de Socrate. [SDM]
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other cultures by G. S Kirk( Book )

91 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, developed out of the 1969 Sather lectures at Berkeley, California, confronts a wide range of problems concerning the nature, meaning and functions of myths. Professor Kirk's aim is to introduce a degree of coherence and of critical awareness into a subject that arouses profound interest today, but which for too long has been the target of excessive theorizing and interdisciplinary confusion between anthropologists, sociologists, classicists, philosophers and psychologists. Professor Kirk begins by discussing the relation of myths to rituals and folktales, and the weakness of universalist theories of function. He then subjects Lévi-Strauss's structuralist theory to an extended exposition and criticism; he considers the character and meaning of ancient Near Eastern myths, their influence on Greece, and the special forms with rational modes of thought, and finally, he assesses the status of myths as expressions of the unconscious, as elements of dreams, universal symbols, as accidents along the way to some narrative objective. The result is a significant critical venture into the history and philosophy of thought, imagination, symbol and society.--From publisher description
The nature of Greek myths by G. S Kirk( Book )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Homer by G. S Kirk( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer' by G. S Kirk( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the oral tradition by G. S Kirk( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Songs of Homer (Cambridge University Press, 1962) was a major contribution to Homeric studies, establishing important theories about the composition, structure and transmission of the monumental poems. In this 1976 volume, Geoffrey Kirk returns to Homer, but the themes are largely different. He considers in particular the nature of oral and epic poetry, and the meaning of an oral tradition. There are problems here of interest not only to classicists and Homeric specialists but also to students of English and comparative literature, and to anthropologists concerned with the literature of traditional societies. Those pieces that were previously published were revised and unified for the volume. The longest section, on 'the oral and the literary epic', is derived from the J.H. Gray Lectures, which Professor Kirk delivered in Cambridge in 1974 and which had not been previously published in any form
The language and background of Homer; some recent studies and controversies by G. S Kirk( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and German and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions." "Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities." "Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is suitable for students of both Classical Civilization and Drama. Useful features include: full synopsis of the play; commentary alongside translation for easy reference; time line to set the play in its historical context; guide to pronunciation of names; and index of topics and themes."--Jacket
The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeric studies by G. S Kirk( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by Richard Janko( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric poems as history by G. S Kirk( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Frederic Will( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by Mark W Edwards( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary / general editor G.S. Kirk by N. J Richardson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Nick McCarty( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Homer's story of the Trojan War, from the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy
Periclean Athens and the decline of taste by G. S Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.37 for Myth: its ... to 1.00 for Popper ver ...)

The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Kirk britischer Klassischer Philologe

Geoffrey Kirk Brits filoloog (1921-2003)

Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

Kirk, G. S.

Kirk, G. S. 1921-

Kirk, G.S. 1921-2003

Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey S.

Kirk, Geoffrey S. 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-2003

جفری کرک

カーク, G. S

Languages
Covers
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other culturesThe nature of Greek mythsThe songs of HomerThe cosmic fragmentsHomer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer'Homer and the oral traditionThe Iliad : a commentaryThe Bacchae of Euripides