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Ziolkowski, Theodore

Works: 129 works in 699 publications in 5 languages and 29,635 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Utopian fiction  Psychological fiction  Art  Essays  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Translator, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
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Most widely held works about Theodore Ziolkowski
Most widely held works by Theodore Ziolkowski
Hesse; a collection of critical essays by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings by Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Martin Buber are included in this examination of Hesse's style, philosophy, and achievements
My belief; essays on life and art by Hermann Hesse( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass bead game (Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 23rd century, "The glass bead game" is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game)
The novels of Hermann Hesse : a study in theme and structure by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories arranged in chronological order that are primarily concerned with the authors own secret
Dimensions of the modern novel by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional transfigurations of Jesus by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictor's metamorphoses, and other fantasies by Hermann Hesse( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German romanticism and its institutions by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in German and English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Ziolkowski explores five institutions--mining, law, madhouses, universities, and museums--that provide the socio-historical context for German Romantic culture. He shows how German writers and thinkers helped to shape these five institutions, all of which assumed their modern form during the Romantic period, and how these social structures in turn contributed to major literary works through image, plot, character, and theme.--From publisher description
Hermann Broch by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical essay and brief biographical sketch
Disenchanted images : a literary iconology by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image as theme: Venus and the ring -- Image as motif: the haunted portrait -- Image as symbol: the magic mirror -- The implications of iconology
The mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crises by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using principles from the anthropological theory of legal evolution, the book locates the works in their legal contexts and traces through them the gradual dissociation over the centuries of law and morality. It thereby associates and illuminates these masterpieces from an original point of view and contributes a new dimension to the study of literature and law
Virgil and the moderns by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziolkowski argues that after World War I people came to understand Virgil in a new way: exposed to the rhetoric of totalitarian dictators, and having experienced social upheaval and economic disaster, they recognized in his poetry similar stresses and noted in it a dark aspect not received by earlier generations. Exploring a wide range of modern works, the author demonstrates how preferences for Virgil's poems varied significantly among countries and individuals and how these texts provided a mirror in which readers found what they wished: populism or elitism, fascism or democracy, commitment or escapism. In his closing thoughts, Ziolkowski addresses the current decline of classical learning in the United States and encourages us to reclaim Virgil as an invaluable cultural possession
The view from the tower : origins of an antimodernist image by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immediately after World War I, four major European and American poets and thinkers--W.B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, R.M. Rilke, and C.G. Jung--moved into towers as their principal habitations. Taking this striking coincidence as its starting point, this book sets out to locate modern turriphilia in its cultural context and to explore the biographical circumstances that motivated the four writers to choose their unusual retreats. From the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the ivory towers of the fin de si cle, the author traces the emergence of a variety of symbolic associations with the proud towers of the past, ranging from spirituality and intellect to sexuality and sequestration. But in every case the tower served both literally and symbolically as a refuge from the urban modernism with whose values the four writers found themselves at odds. While the classic modernists (Eliot, Woolf, Hart Crane) often singled out the broken tower as the image of a crumbling past, these writers actualized their powerful visions: Yeats and Rilke moved into medieval towers in Ireland and Switzerland, while Jeffers and Jung built themselves towers at Carmel and Bollingen as secluded spaces in which to cultivate the traditions and values they cherished. The last chapter traces this perseverance of the ancient image through its heyday in the twenties and into the present, where it has undergone renewal, institutionalization, and parody. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Modes of faith : secular surrogates for lost religious belief by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades surrounding World War I, religious belief receded in the face of radical new ideas such as Marxism, modern science, Nietzschean philosophy, and critical theology, Modes of Faith addresses both this decline of religious belief and the new modes of secular faith that took religion's place in the minds of many writers and poets."--Jacket
Gilgamesh among us : modern encounters with the ancient epic by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semimythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his friend and companion, Enkidu, a wildman sent by the gods. Gilgamesh was deified by the Sumerians around 2500 BCE, and his tale as we know it today was codified in cuneiform tablets around 1750 BCE and continued to influence ancient cultures--whether in specific incidents like a world-consuming flood or in its quest structure--into Roman times. The epic was, however, largely forgotten, until the cuneiform tablets were rediscovered in 1872 in the British Museum's collection of recently unearthed Mesopotamian artifacts. In the decades that followed its translation into modern languages, the Epic of Gilgamesh has become a point of reference throughout Western culture. In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic's continuing influence in modern letters and arts. This influence extends from Carl Gustav Jung and Rainer Maria Rilke's early embrace of the epic's significance--"Gilgamesh is tremendous!" Rilke wrote to his publisher's wife after reading it--to its appropriation since World War II in contexts as disparate as operas and paintings, the poetry of Charles Olson and Louis Zukofsky, novels by John Gardner and Philip Roth, and episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Xena: Warrior Princess. -- Besedilo z zavihka
Scandal on stage : European theater as moral trial by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziolkowski analyses how the outrage caused by controversial plays or productions reflects the moral standards of the time
Minos and the moderns : Cretan myth in twentieth-century literature and art by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

22 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in early 20th-century European art and literature: Europa and the bull, the minotaur and the labyrinth, and Daedelus and Icarus
Ehrenpromotion Theodore Ziolkowski : "Das Gewebe der Kultur"( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The glass bead game (Magister Ludi)
Alternative Names
Theodore Ziolkowski US-amerikanischer Germanist

Ziolkowski Theodore

Ziolkowski, Theodore 1932-

Ziolkowski, Theodore J.

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Ziolkowski, Theodore Joseph.

Ziolkowsky, Theodore 1932-

Циолковский, Теодор

English (280)

German (39)

Spanish (7)

French (1)

Arabic (1)

Stories of five decadesFictional transfigurations of JesusPictor's metamorphoses, and other fantasiesGerman romanticism and its institutionsThe mirror of justice : literary reflections of legal crisesVirgil and the modernsThe view from the tower : origins of an antimodernist imageModes of faith : secular surrogates for lost religious belief