WorldCat Identities

Maier, John R.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 148 publications in 5 languages and 4,197 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Epic poetry  Guidebooks  Study guides  Periodicals  Stories, plots, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Photographer, Other, 070
Classifications: PJ3771.G5, 892.1
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by John R Maier
Gilgamesh : translated from the Sîn-leqi-unninnī version( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry of the text and the lyricism that is lost in the earlier, almost scientific renderings. The principal theme of the poem is a familiar one: man's persistent and hopeless quest for immortality. It tells of the heroic exploits of an ancient ruler of the walled city of Uruk named Gilgamesh. Included in its story is an account of the Flood that predates the Biblical version by centuries. Gilgamesh and his companion, a wild man of the woods named Enkidu, fight monsters and demonic powers in search of honor and lasting fame. When Enkidu is put to death by the vengeful goddess Ishtar, Gilgamesh travels to the underworld to find an answer to his grief and confront the question of mortality
The Bible in its literary milieu : contemporary essays by Vincent L Tollers( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths of Enki, the crafty god by Samuel Noah Kramer( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilgamesh : a reader( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of the Gilgamesh epic" (1982) / Jeffrey H. Tigay -- From "Gilgamesh in literature and art: the second and first millennia" (1987) / Wilfred G. Lambert -- From "Gilgamesh: sex, love and the ascent of knowledge" (1987) / Benjamin Foster -- "Images of women in the Gilgamesh epic" (1990) / Rivkah Harris -- "The marginalization of the goddesses" (1992) / Tikva Frymer-Kensky -- "Mourning the death of a friend: some assyriological notes" (1993) / Tzvi Abusch -- "Liminality, altered states, and the Gilgamesh epic" (1996) / Sara Mandell -- "Origins: new light on eschatology in Gilgamesh's mortuary journey" (1996) / Raymond J. Clark -- From "a Babylonian in Batavia: Mesopotamian literature and lore in The sunlight dialogues" (1982) / Greg Morris -- "Charles Olson and the poetic uses of Mesopotamian scholarship" / John Maier -- From "'Or also a godly singer, ' Akkadian and early Greek literature" (1984) / Walter Burkert -- From "Gilgamesh and Genesis" (1987) / David Damrosch -- "Praise for death" (1990) / Donald Hall -- From "Gilgamesh in the Arabian nights" (1991) / Stephanie Dalley -- "Ovid's Blanda voluptas and the humanization of Enkidu" (1991) / William L. Moran -- From "the Yahwist's primeval myth" (1992) / Bernard F. Batto -- "Gilgamesh and Philip Roth's Gil Gamesh" (1996) / Marianthe Colakis -- From "The epic of Gilgamesh" (1982) / J. Tracy Luke and Paul W. Pruyser -- From "Gilgamesh and the Sundance Kid: the myth of male friendship" (1987) / Dorothy Hammond and Alta Jablow -- "Gilgamesh and other epics" (1990) / Albert B. Lord -- From "Reaching for abroad: departures" (1991) / Eric J. Leed -- From "Introduction" to he who saw everything (1991) / Robert Temple -- "The oral aesthetic and the bicameral mind" (1991) / Carl Lindahl -- From "Point of view in anthropological discourse: the ethnographer as Gilgamesh" (1991) / Miles Richardson -- From "The wild man: the epic of Gilgamesh" (1992) / Thomas Van Nortwick
Mappings of the biblical terrain : the Bible as text( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert songs : western images of Morocco and Moroccan images of the West by John R Maier( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Rrey Guillelme( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oedipus plays : Sophocles by John R Maier( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school."--Back jacket
Literary onomastics studies( )

in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rio de Janeiro : a Lonely Planet city guide by Andrew Draffen( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California by John R Maier( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met foto's van Los Angeles, de kust, de valleien, San Diego, en natuurgebieden
Rio de Janeiro( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oedipus plays : Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus by John R Maier( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to studying Greek playwright Sophocles' 3 Theban plays "Antigone, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus," featuring complete plot summaries and analysis, character analyses, explanations of key themes, motifs & symbols, and a review quiz
Antigona, Kralj Ojdip, Sofoklej : vodnik po dramah Antigona in Kralj Ojdip : [za maturo in domače branje] by John R Maier( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Slovenian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilgamesh( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rey Guillelme( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epic voice( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All five of the epics discussed in this volume came to serve as the basis for an ethnic and national tradition of history, religion, and literature documenting, sometimes encyclopedically, the crucially formative events of a people's early collective experience. A sequential study of these stories will invite and provoke comparative questions and discussions of similar or parallel images, episodes, cultural values, narrative strategies, and poetic forms
Princess, priestess, poet : the Sumerian temple hymns of Enheduanna by Enheduanna( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of translations of the hymns of Sumerian high priestess Enheduanna (around 2300 BCE). Includes contextual information, brief overview of earlier research and an analysis of the verses
Myths of Enki, the crafty god( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and meaning in the Amadís de Gaula by John Richard Maier( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study investigates the narrative structure of the Amad(')is de Gaula from several critical perspectives in an effort to demonstrate, in specific terms, the "unity of purpose" and "unity of design" which earlier investigators have claimed for this romance. All critics have not been in agreement concerning the unity of the Amad(')is, some feeling that the many adventures of the hero are rambling and repetitious. However, by investigating medieval rhetorical concepts and medieval cosmography, it is demonstrated that repetition was an important element in the basic analogical structure of medieval thought and art. This concept is then applied to the Amad(')is in an analysis of the function which the repetition of traditional elements of chivalric romance plays in leading the reader to an awareness of a pattern of unity in the romance. This is achieved when we analyze the repetition of these elements within context of a climactic movement in the narrative which prepares for the ultimate triumph of Amad(')is
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.23 for The Oedipu ... to 0.87 for El rey Gui ...)

Gilgamesh : a reader
Covers
Gilgamesh : a readerThe Oedipus plays : SophoclesRio de Janeiro : a Lonely Planet city guideThe Oedipus plays : Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at ColonusGilgameshThe Epic voicePrincess, priestess, poet : the Sumerian temple hymns of Enheduanna
Alternative Names
Maier, John

Maier John 1943-....

Maier, John R.

Maier, John R. 1943-

Maier, John Richard

Languages