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

Works: 79 works in 296 publications in 2 languages and 13,241 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Quotations  Poetry  Miscellanea  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
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 black swan by Thomas Mann( Book )
8 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 1,184 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 )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,082 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( )
5 editions published between 1942 and 1967 in English and held by 1,024 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
The world is not enough : a novel by Zoé Oldenbourg( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and affairs of a couple in a medieval castle in 12th-and-13th-century France are described
Cosmos and history: the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text."--BOOK JACKET
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 803 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 )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 775 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 )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of my life by Giacomo Casanova( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )
6 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zalmoxis, the vanishing God : comparative studies in the religions and folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe by Mircea Eliade( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval lyrics of Europe by Willard R Trask( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sacred and the profane; the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is one of my favorite books. 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
Joan of Arc : in her own words by Willard R Trask( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 387 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 )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 345 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 )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mimesis : the representation of reality in Western literature by Erich Auerbach( )
26 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 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
Joan of Arc, self portrait by Joan( Book )
8 editions published between 1936 and 1961 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European literature and the Latin Middle Ages by Ernst Robert Curtius( Book )
28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 238 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
The cherubinic wanderer by Angelus Silesius( Book )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1657 veröffentlichte Angelus Silesius seine berühmten Epigramme "Geistreiche Sinn- und Schlussreime", die seit der zweiten, um ein sechstes Buch vermehrten Ausgabe den Titel "Cherubinischer Wandersmann" tragen, meist zweizeilige Sprüche in gereimten Alexandrinern. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke grosser Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors
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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-
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English (203)
Japanese (1)