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

Overview
Works: 122 works in 381 publications in 3 languages and 13,084 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Poetry  Miscellanea  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: BD701, 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 )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 1,962 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 unwritten song; poetry of the primitive and traditional peoples of the world by Willard R Trask( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 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 991 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 )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 829 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?
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 808 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 )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 778 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 held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and people by José Ortega y Gasset( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of my life by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )

10 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 588 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 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval lyrics of Europe by Willard R Trask( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 382 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 332 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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan of Arc, self portrait by Joan( Book )

7 editions published between 1936 and 1961 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man at the crossroads by José Ferrater Mora( Book )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of Slovak folk songs = Slovensky si spievaj by Leonhard Deutsch( )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of dawn by Ramón José Sender( Book )

5 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avicenna and the visionary recital by Henry Corbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work a distinguished scholar of Islamic religion examines the mysticism and psychological thought of the great eleventh-century Persian philosopher and physician Avicenna (Ibn Sina), author of over a hundred works on theology, logic, medicine, and mathematics. Henry Corbin's discovery in an Istanbul library of the manuscript of a Persian translation of and commentary on Avicenna's Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written in Arabic, led him to an analysis of three of Avicenna's mystical "recitals." These form an initiatory cycle leading the adept along the path of spiritual progress. In Part I Corbin summarizes the great themes that show the philosophical situation of Avicennan man in the cosmos and presents translations of these three great Avicennan recitals. Part II is a complete translation, with notes, of the Persian commentary."--Publisher description
 
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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, W. R. 1900-1980

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

트래스크, 윌러드 R. 1900-1980

Languages
English (214)

German (1)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal returnYoga : immortality and freedomShamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasyRites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirthMan and peopleJoan of Arc : in her own wordsThe case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel