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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,450 publications in 15 languages and 13,767 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Filmed operas  Operas  Live sound recordings  Biography  Opera films  Mountain films 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Translator, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, Dedicator, Composer, Editor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: M1500.B37, 782.1
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Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

70 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

37 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy about the life of underworld characters in London at the end of the nineteenth century
A kékszakállú herceg vára Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in Hungarian and English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs( Book )

27 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

105 editions published between 1911 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Bühnenwerke
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A splendid modern work ... What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms! ... All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny ... I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with this beautiful book."--Thomas Mann." ""Flirting with aestheticism and exoticism, Bela Balazs's fairy tales draw their power from an oracular voice that traces paths of desire, dread, rapture, and sorrow, A master stylist, Balazs puts us in touch with the sublime through velvety prose that mimics the brush strokes of master calligraphers. Jack Zipes's introduction tells its own fascinating tale about how a Hungarian writer and intellectual found redemption in fairy tales."--Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in childhood." ""These fairy tales are wonderful, touching, and fantastic--you can feel the giddy liberty Balazs gave himself in writing them. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who can still feel the pleasure of being kidnapped by fantasy and being taken away to a land that is both vividly colored and intellectually curious. The collection is a delight and Jack Zipes's introduction is splendid"--Andrei Codrescu, author of the Post-human Dada Guide." ""This translation of what Thomas Mann called a b̀eautiful book' will enchant readers. Balazs creates a world of dreams in which the alienation of man from woman and soul from body is imaginatively overcome."--Lee Congdon, James Madison University." ""A poer in many genres--verse, drama, short stories, tales, novels, diaries, memoirs, philosophy, films, and film theory--Bela Balazs was one of the great dreamers of Hungary's sensational fin-de-siede generation. His long journey from Szeged. Hungary, led him through Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and back to Budapest. These Chinese fairy tales reflect Balazs's wisdom, his powers of visual imagery, psychological insight, and playfulness."--Tibor Frank, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest." ""An astonishing find that deserves to be brought to light. The translations are beautifully poetic and a joy to read."--Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley." ""These wonderful and bizarre tales are at once complex and simple. I found myself rereading several and discovering each time some new and wondrous twist and detail."--Noram. Alter, Temple University" "A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balazs's unique and haunting stories." "Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balazs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies." "Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue."--Jacket
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs( Book )

39 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béla Balázs was a Hungarian Jewish film theorist, author, screenwriter and film director who was at the forefront of Hungarian literary life before being forced into exile for Communist activity after 1919. His German-language theoretical essays on film date from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, the period of his early exile in Vienna and Berlin."--Pub. desc
The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one act by Béla Bartók( )

23 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cinéma : nature et évolution d'un art nouveau by Béla Balázs( Book )

68 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Book )

60 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartók Duke Bluebeard's castle
Der sichtbare Mensch : oder, Die Kultur des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

43 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage works by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Hungarian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooden prince ; Dance suite by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's Castle : opera by Béla Bartók( )

in Japanese and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921 by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kékszakállú herceg vára op. 11 = Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le château de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue light( Visual )

24 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junta, a semi-wild mountain girl of the Italian Dolomites is regarded as a witch by the village people. A wandering artist falls in love with her and follows her to her home. He discovers the mystery of "the Blue Light" and reveals her secret. When Junta finds her sanctuary violated, she loses the joy of life and chooses to die
Bluebeard's castle an opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Hungarian and English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard brings his new wife into the hall of his castle. It is gloomy, and the wife, Judith, wishes to let in the light. She discovers seven bolted doors and asks Bluebeard for the keys, one by one. Her fate waits behind the seventh door
 
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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales
Alternative Names
Balaš, Bela.

Balaš, Bela 1884-1949

Balaš, Bella 1884-1949

Balash, Bela

Balash, Bela 1884-1949

Balász, Béla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balázs 1884-1949

Balázs, Béla

Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949

Bauer, Herbert.

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Bela Balaj

Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs Hongaars dichter (1884-1949)

Béla Balázs Hungarian writer

Béla Balázs poeta, scrittore, regista e sceneggiatore ungherese

Béla Balázs ungarisch-jüdischer Filmkritiker, Ästhetiker, Schriftsteller und Dichter

Béla Balázs węgierski krytyk filmowy, pisarz i poeta

Belazs, Bela 1884-1949

Балаш, Бела.

Бела Балаш

بلا بالاژ

بيلا بالاش

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

발라즈, 벨라 1884-1949

バラージュ・ベーラ

贝拉·巴拉兹

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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy talesBéla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmThe wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one actBluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921