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Ziolkowski, Theodore

Works: 151 works in 757 publications in 5 languages and 31,761 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Utopian fiction  Psychological fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Translator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
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Most widely held works about Theodore Ziolkowski
Most widely held works by Theodore Ziolkowski
Modes of faith : secular surrogates for lost religious belief by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,067 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
Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,673 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
Fictional transfigurations of Jesus by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesse; a collection of critical essays by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 1,459 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
Gilgamesh among us : modern encounters with the ancient epic by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,441 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. Ziolkowski sees fascination with Gilgamesh as a reflection of eternal spiritual values-love, friendship, courage, and the fear and acceptance of death. Noted writers, musicians, and artists from Sweden to Spain, from the United States to Australia, have adapted the story in ways that meet the social and artistic trends of the times. The spirit of this capacious hero has absorbed the losses felt in the immediate postwar period and been infused with the excitement and optimism of movements for gay rights, feminism, and environmental consciousness. Gilgamesh is at once a seismograph of shifts in Western history and culture and a testament to the verities and values of the ancient epic
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 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arrays the opposing forces in over one hundred maps, pictures and orders of battle--the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, the weaknesses of the leaders on both sides--then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander"--Dust jacket
The view from the tower : origins of an antimodernist image by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,334 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
The glass bead game (Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature. 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 )

35 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of the modern novel by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories arranged in chronological order that are primarily concerned with the author's own secrets
Hesitant heroes : private inhibition, cultural crisis by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why, Theodore Ziolkowski wonders, does Western literature abound with figures who experience a crucial moment of uncertainty in their actions? In this highly original and engaging work, he explores the significance of these unlikely heroes for literature and history." "From Aeneas - who wavered momentarily before plunging his sword into Turnus's chest - to Hamlet, Orestes, Parzival, Wallenstein, and others, including Kafka's Josef K., Ziolkowski demonstrates that characters' private uncertainty reveals a classic opposition of binary forces."--Jacket
Clio the Romantic muse : historicizing the faculties in Germany by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a book certain to be of interest to readers in many disciplines, the distinguished scholar Theodore Ziolkowski shows how a strong impulse toward historical concerns was formalized in the four German academic faculties: philosophy, theology, law, and medicine/biology. In Clio the Romantic Muse, he focuses on representative figures in whose early work the sense of history of was first manifested: G.W.F. Hegel, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Friedrich Karl von Savigny, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, and Friedrich Schleiermacher. Through biographical treatments of these and other leading German scholars, Ziolkowski traces how the disciplines became historicized in the period 1790-1810. He goes on to suggest how powerfully the Romantic thinkers influenced their disciples in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Pictor's metamorphoses, and other fantasies by Hermann Hesse( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 902 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 887 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 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical essay and brief biographical sketch
Scandal on stage : European theater as moral trial by Theodore Ziolkowski( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziolkowski analyses how the outrage caused by controversial plays or productions reflects the moral standards of the time
Disenchanted images : a literary iconology by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 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 )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 746 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
Hermann Hesse by Theodore Ziolkowski( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The glass bead game (Magister Ludi)
Fictional transfigurations of JesusThe view from the tower : origins of an antimodernist imageThe glass bead game (Magister Ludi)Stories of five decadesHesitant heroes : private inhibition, cultural crisisClio the Romantic muse : historicizing the faculties in GermanyPictor's metamorphoses, and other fantasiesGerman romanticism and its institutions
Alternative Names
Theodore Ziolkowski US-amerikanischer Germanist

Ziolkowski Theodore

Ziolkowski, Theodore 1932-

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Ziolkowski, Theodore Joseph.

Ziolkowsky, Theodore 1932-

Циолковский, Теодор

English (303)

German (37)

Spanish (13)

French (1)

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