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Ziolkowski, Theodore

Overview
Works: 125 works in 671 publications in 5 languages and 28,229 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Art  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
Publication Timeline
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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 1,484 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 )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of Hermann Hesse : a study in theme and structure by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 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 4 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional transfigurations of Jesus by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER'S 1922 FAIRY TALE ABOUT A YOUN MAN IN THE GARDEN OF PARADISE IS ACCOMPANIED BY EIGHTEEN OTHER STORIES OF FANTASY, DREAM, SATIRE, AND FOLKTALE ELEMENTS
German romanticism and its institutions by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in German and English and held by 870 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 )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 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
Hermann Hesse by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 535 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 Undetermined 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 siecle, 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
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 483 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 Undetermined and held by 352 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
Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century
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 321 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 )

21 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
Uses and abuses of Moses : literary representations since the Enlightenment by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Uses and Abuses of Moses, Theodore Ziolkowski surveys the major literary treatments of the biblical figure of Moses since the Enlightenment. Beginning with the influential treatments by Schiller and Goethe, for whom Moses was, respectively, a member of a mystery cult and a violent murderer, Ziolkowski examines an impressive array of dramas, poems, operas, novels, and films to show the many ways in which the charismatic figure of Moses has been exploited--the "uses and abuses" of the title--to serve a variety of ideological and cultural purposes. Ziolkowski's wide-ranging and in-depth study compares and analyzes the attempts by nearly one hundred writers to fill in the gaps in the biblical account of Moses' life and to explain his motivation as a leader, lawgiver, and prophet. As Ziolkowski richly demonstrates, Moses' image has been affected by historical factors such as the Egyptomania of the 1820s, the revolutionary movements of the mid-nineteenth century, the early move toward black liberation in the United States, and critical biblical scholarship of the late nineteenth century before, in the twentieth century, being appropriated by Marxists, Socialists, Nazis, and Freudians. The majority of the works studied are by Austro-German and Anglo-American writers, but Ziolkowski also includes significant examples of works from Hungary, Sweden, Norway, the Ukraine, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, and France. The figure of Moses becomes an animate seismograph, in Ziolkowski's words, through whose literary reception we can trace many of the shifts in the cultural landscape of the past two centuries. "With Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment, Theodore Ziolkowski has delivered a magisterial account of the history of uses of Moses. Professor Ziolkowski is the preeminent interpreter of how the Bible has been received by and has shaped modern literature; this book demonstrates an encyclopedic breadth of vision as well as a concise and convincing assessment of significance. I can't think of any literary scholar who manages to combine so successfully a comprehensive view of a vast literary landscape, incisive judgment, and crisp, enjoyable prose."--John Barbour, St. Olaf College "--
 
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Alternative Names
Theodore Ziolkowski US-amerikanischer Germanist

Ziolkowski Theodore

Ziolkowski, Theodore 1932-

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Ziolkowski, Theodore Joseph.

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Циолковский, Теодор

Languages
English (280)

German (39)

Spanish (7)

French (1)

Arabic (1)

Covers
Fictional 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 beliefScandal on stage : European theater as moral trialMinos and the moderns : Cretan myth in twentieth-century literature and art