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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

Overview
Works: 432 works in 1,588 publications in 15 languages and 14,048 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  History  Operas  Live sound recordings  Biography  Motion picture plays  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Translator, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, lib, Editor, Dedicator, Composer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Béla Balázs
 
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Bluebeard's castle by Bla Bartk( Recording )

106 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,719 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 )

32 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and English and held by 1,004 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 Bla Bartk( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in Hungarian and German and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Bla Balzs( Book )

43 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Bla Bartk( )

109 editions published between 1921 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Bühnenwerke
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Bla Balzs( Book )

50 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 528 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 cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Bla Balzs( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 505 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 Bla Bartk( )

49 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Cinéma : nature et évolution d'un art nouveau by Bla Balzs( Book )

88 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Bla Bartk( Recording )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Hungarian and English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 11, 1992
Bluebeard's castle op. 11 : opera in one act by Bla Bartk( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage works by Bla Bartk( )

3 editions published in 2000 in Hungarian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wooden prince ; Dance suite by Bla Bartk( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der sichtbare Mensch : oder, Die Kultur des Films by Bla Balzs( Book )

35 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921 by Bla Bartk( )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's Castle : opera by Bla Bartk( )

in Japanese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle an opera in one act( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a woman whose husband gives her full reign over his castle except for one room which she must not enter. When he is away, she goes into the room to find all the Duke's murdered previous wives
Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Bla Bartk( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous adaptation to the modern era of John Gay's The beggar's opera, satirizing social and political beliefs through its portrayal of a world of thieves and prostitutes
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

Balsz, Bla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balzs 1884-1949

Balzs, Bla

Blzs, Bla 1884-1949

Bauer, Herbert.

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Bela Balaj

Bla Balzs

Bla Balzs Hungarian writer

Bla Balzs poeta, scrittore, regista e sceneggiatore ungherese

Bla Balzs ungarisch-jdischer Filmkritiker, sthetiker, Schriftsteller und Dichter

Bla Balzs węgierski krytyk filmowy, pisarz i poeta

Belazs, Bela 1884-1949

Балаш, Бела.

Бела Балаш

بلا بالاژ

بيلا بالاش

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

バラージュ・ベーラ

贝拉巴拉兹

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Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmThe cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy talesThe 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