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Trask, Willard R. (Willard Ropes) 1900-1980

Works: 115 works in 474 publications in 3 languages and 15,453 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Folklore  Miscellanea 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Lyricist
Classifications: PN56.R3, 113
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Most widely held works about Willard R Trask
Most widely held works by Willard R Trask
The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned anthropologist and historian of religion Mircea Eliade attempts to describe how religious people experience the sacred. He also gives a fascinating explanation of primitive religions. The popular image of the religion of primitive peoples is pretty unflattering: they worship rocks, animals, and whatnot; their rituals are just attempts to extract favors from imaginary spirits; their myths are laughably bad attempts at scientific explanations, etc. Eliade shows that these are complete misunderstandings. Primitive people don't worship natural objects, but they believe that natural objects can be revelations of the sacred, and that one can worship the gods through them. Primitive men certainly do want help from their gods (who wouldn't?), but they are also driven by what Eliade calls an 'ontological nostalgia', a desire to live in the presence of the gods who are the preeminently real and the source of all being. Nor do their myths seem so silly when one understands the function they serve and the universal symbolism they employ
The black swan by Thomas Mann( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic story of neurotic love and its consequences
The unwritten song; poetry of the primitive and traditional peoples of the world by Willard R Trask( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.241-261; Songs, poetry in English of Yaoro, Bad, Tiwi, Mudbara, Laragia, Aranda, Ankotarinja, Loritja, Narrinyerri, Murring, Wurunjerri, N.E. Arnhem Land; taken from other authors
A treasury of the world's finest folk song by Leonhard Deutsch( )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1967 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes riddle songs, dance songs, gypsy songs, lullabies, and a "cow song" for calling in the animals after a day on the hillside
Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on mankind's experience of history and its interpretation, beginning with a study of the traditional or mythological view, and concluding with a comparative estimate of modern historiological approaches. At a moment when modern man has brought his race almost to the point of annihilation, the historical attitude has been all but discredited. The author seeks an answer to the question: What can protect us from the terror of history?
The world is not enough : a novel by Zo Oldenbourg( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With striking realism and powerful narrative, The World Is Not Enough brilliantly re-creates medieval life. This first of Oldenbourg's acclaimed historical novels chronicles the lives of nobles in twelfth century France and the catastrophic upheavals of the Second and Third Crusades
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century
Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951, this book soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian eacute; migreacute;--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, this work will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice
Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of my life by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )

8 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zalmoxis, the vanishing God : comparative studies in the religions and folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe by Mircea Eliade( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval lyrics of Europe by Willard R Trask( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan of Arc : in her own words by Willard R Trask( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A strange, welcome surprise which reads like Beckett or modernist play."" ... Stacey D'Erasmo
The case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence--at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But "The Case of Comrade Tulayev," unquestionably the finest work of fiction ever written about the Stalinist purges, is not just a story of a totalitarian state. Marked by the deep humanity and generous spirit of its author, the legendary anarchist and exile Victor Serge, it is also a classic twentieth-century tale of risk, adventure, and unexpected nobility to set beside Ernest Hemingway's" For Whom the Bell Tolls" and Andre Malraux's "Man's Fate."
Classic Black African poems by Willard R Trask( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan of Arc, self portrait by Joan( Book )

10 editions published between 1936 and 1961 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven and his nephew; a psychoanalytic study of their relationship by Editha Sterba( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1971 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based largely on letters, documents, and other source material, the Sterbas' book reveals a side of Beethoven's nature that was hinted at, but never made explicit, in previous biographies. Many readers may be shocked by the authors' theory about the uncle-nephew relationship (maternal-filial rather than homosexual), but even those who cannot go along with their conclusions must admit that they have produced a well-written, fascinating and, in many ways, wholly believable case study which helps to explain many of the inconsistencies in Beethoven's character and in no way detracts from his unparalleled musical achievement." -- Library Journal (from back cover)
European literature and the Latin Middle Ages by Ernst Robert Curtius( Book )

35 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T.S. Eliot called a ""magnificent"" book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature as the vital transition between the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. The result is nothing less than a masterful synthesis of European l
Mimesis : the representation of reality in Western literature by Erich Auerbach( Book )

33 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: One of the most significant works of literary criticism of this century, Erich Auerbach's MIMESIS undertakes a new and profound approach to major moments in Western literature. More than a work of literary criticism, this study is filled with insights into the Western imagination and Western culture itself, in its repeated attempts to master and control reality and experience. Auerbach's studies range from the beginnings of Western literary consciousness to the present. The significant moments of art and awareness he studies are in themselves keys to the meaning of Homer, Petronius, Gregory of Tours, The song of Roland, Chretien de Troyes, Dante, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cevantes, Moliere, Racine, the Abbe Prevost, Schiller, Stendhal, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Zola, Virginia Woolf, and others. Comprehensive as his survey is in scope, the studies themselves are closely focused, penetrating, and minute, and serve to show how the strategies of language and rhetoric are the ultimate ways in which the various images are distinguishable from each other in their grasp and representation of reality. The major revolutios in the sense and portrayal of reality are seen to reverberate deeply with significances relevant to transformations in our culture
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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
Alternative Names
Ropes Trask, Willard 1900-1980

Trask, Roger.

Trask Roger 1900-1980

Trask, W.R.

Trask, Willard

Trask, Willard 1900-

Trask, Willard 1900-1980

Trask, Willard A. 1900-

Trask, Willard R.

Trask, Willard Ropes.

Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-

Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-1980

English (274)

German (9)

Japanese (1)

The black swanCosmos and history : the myth of the eternal returnThe world is not enough : a novelYoga : immortality and freedomShamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasyRites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirthHistory of my lifeJoan of Arc : in her own words