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Caillois, Roger 1913-1978

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Man, play, and games by Roger Caillois( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Play is "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." It is also an essential element of human social and spiritual development." "In this study, Roger Caillois defines play as a voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Within limits set by rules that provide a level playing field, players move toward an unpredictable outcome by responding to their opponents' actions. Caillois qualifies types of games and ways of playing, from the improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. He also examines the means by which games become part of daily life, ultimately giving cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions."--Jacket
Œuvres complètes by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in French and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme et le sacré by Roger Caillois( Book )

131 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and the sacred by Roger Caillois( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the world, people believe that much of what they do is accidental, ordinary, and inconsequential, while other acts can bring on divine retribution or earn eternal grace. In Man and the Sacred, Caillois demonstrates how humanity's ambiguous attitude toward the sacred influences behavior and culture." "Drawing on a diverse array of ethnographic contexts. Caillois analyzes the role of the forbidden in the social cohesion of the group. He examines the character of the sacred in the light of specific instances of taboos and transgressions, exploring wide differences in attitudes toward diet and sex and extreme behaviors associated with the sacred, such as rapture and paroxysm. He also discusses the festival - an exuberant explosion following a period of strict repression - and compares its functions with those of modern war."--BOOK JACKET
The dream and human societies by Gustave E. von Grunebaum( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mythe et l'homme by Roger Caillois( Book )

84 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quoique publié originellement en 1937, ce petit ouvrage demeure fondamental comme initiation à la fonction, aux relations du mythe avec le monde (cosmos) et la société. On lira en particulier, illustrant notre propos, les pages finales (p. 153 ss.) où le roman-feuilleton français institue un Paris mythique
Poétique de St.-John Perse by Roger Caillois( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensayo sobre el espíritu de las sectas by Roger Caillois( )

10 editions published in 1945 in Spanish and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of stones by Roger Caillois( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« En présence de cette humanité sentie plus que jamais comme éphémère, en présence même de ce monde animal et végétal dont nous accélérerons la perte, il semble que l'émotion et la dévotion de Caillois se refusent; il cherche une substance plus durable, un objet plus pur. Il le trouve dans le peuple des pierres: «le miroir obscur de l'obsidienne», vitrifiée voici des milliers de siècles, à des températures que nous ne connaissons plus; le diamant qui, encore enfoui dans la terre, porte en soi toute la virtualité de ses feux à venir; la fugacité du mercure, le cristal, donnant d'avance des leçons à l'homme en accueillant en soi les impuretés qui mettent en péril sa transparence et la rectitude de ses axes — les épines de fer, les mousses de chlorite, les cheveux de rutile — et en poursuivant malgré elles sa limpide croissance : le cristal dont les prismes, Caillois nous le rappelle en une formule admirable, pas plus que les âmes, ne projettent des ombres. Marguerite Yourcenar »--
Pierres by Roger Caillois( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of Medusa by Roger Caillois( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approches de la poésie ... by Roger Caillois( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manuscript found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki( Book )

86 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fantastique écrit en français, et publié presque confidentiellement pour la première fois à Saint-Pétersbourg en 1804. Le roman comprend soixante-six journées, chacune d'entre elles renfermant plusieurs nouvelles s'emboîtant les unes dans les autres
Les jeux et les hommes; le masque et le virtige by Roger Caillois( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il y a longtemps déjà que les philosophes ont été frappés par l'interdépendance des jeux et de la culture. Roger Caillois fait, pour la première fois, un recensement des sortes de jeux auxquels s'adonnent les hommes. A partir de ce recensement, il élabore une théorie de la civilisation et propose une nouvelle interprétation des différentes cultures, des sociétés primitives aux sociétés contemporaines
Jeux et sports by Roger Caillois( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edge of surrealism : a Roger Caillois reader by Roger Caillois( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential introduction to the writing of French social theorist Roger Callois (1913-1978), this volume includes 32 essays with commentaries. It covers his political & theoretical works, & both famous & less well kown pieces
Au coeur du fantastique by Roger Caillois( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage à la fois audacieux et rigoureux écarte par principe le fantatstique de parti pris (y compris Jérôme Bosch et Arcimboldo), c'est-à-dire les uvres d'art créées expressément pour surprendre ou dérouter le spectateur par l'invention d'un monde imaginaire ou féerique en contradiction systématique avec le monde de la réalité. Il récuse ainsi le fantastique d'institution, c'est-à-dire le merveilleux des mythologies et des religions comme celui des délires et des rêves. En revanche, il s'applique à définir des chefs-d'uvre de l'art allégorique, principalement chez Cranach et Dürer, chez Bellini et Raimondi, dans les gravures alchimiques, dans les illustrations qui traduisent les conjectures des sciences naissantes, le domaine de l'insolite involontaire ou latent, quasi clandestin, en tout cas insidieux et insinué. Une documentation neuve éclaire une analyse qui s'attache à démontrer en quoi le fantastique bien entendu constitue pour la connaissance positive un sentier latéral et souvent fertile en découvertes, pour l'art une voie royale et parfois inévitable
The Saragossa manuscript, a collection of weird tales by Jan Potocki( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of loosely related stories, presented as if found in an anonymous manuscript in Saragossa by an unnamed French officer. Also included (by the editor) are a selection of short stories originally published in the 1813 edition of "Avadoro."
Pontius pilate by Roger Caillois( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'incertitude qui vient des rêves by Roger Caillois( Book )

37 editions published between 1011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The edge of surrealism : a Roger Caillois reader
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Alternative Names
Caillois Roger

Caillois, Roger, 1913-

Callois Roger

Callois, Roger 1913-

Callois, Roger 1913-1978

Roger Caillois écrivain, sociologue et critique littéraire français

Roger Caillois francouzský spisovatel a filozof

Roger Caillois Frans filosoof

Roger Caillois französischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph

Roger Caillois French author and philosopher

Roger Caillois scrittore, sociologo e critico letterario francese

Roger Caillois Sociólogo, crítico literário e ensaísta francês.

Кайуа Р.

Кайуа, Роже

Кайуа, Роже 1913-1978

Роже Каjоа

Роже Кайоа

Роже Кайюа

روجيه كايوا

روجيه كايوا، 1913-1978

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카유아, 로제 1913-1978

카이유아, 로제 1913-1978

カイヨワ, R.

カイヨワ, ロジェ

ロジェ・カイヨワ

羅傑·凱洛斯

Languages
French (631)

English (105)

Italian (42)

Spanish (24)

German (22)

Japanese (6)

Romanian (2)

Polish (1)

Catalan (1)