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

Works: 127 works in 521 publications in 3 languages and 17,410 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Folk songs  History  Biographies  Political fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Lyricist
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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 1,945 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
European literature and the Latin Middle Ages by Ernst Robert Curtius( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,167 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 black swan by Thomas Mann( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 1,130 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 )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,070 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 971 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 )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founding work of the history of religions. Eliade references a number of cultures and draws on scholarship published in half a dozen European languages to render both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. Eliade argues that understanding this view is necessary to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. --
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 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
The world is not enough : a novel by Zoé Oldenbourg( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and affairs of a couple in a medieval castle in 12th-and-13th-century France are described
Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 771 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 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and people by José Ortega y Gasset( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Ortega y Gasset (Madrid, 9 de mayo de 1883-ibíd., 18 de octubre de 1955) fue un filósofo y ensayista español, exponente principal de la teoría del perspectivismo y de la razón vital--raciovitalismo--e histórica, situado en el movimiento del novecentismo. Desde 1935 Ortega anunció la publicación de un libro con el título de El hombre y la gente contendría su doctrina sociológica, pero sólo se publicó en 1957 y como la primera de sus obras póstumas. Esta nueva edición incluye el texto, inédito hasta la fecha, de la conferencia pronunciada por Ortega en 1934 a la que había dado el título que hoy lleva este libro, y en la que por primera vez expuso públicamente su idea de los "usos" como realidad constitutiva del hecho social. Por otra parte, el texto va revisado y cotejado conforme a los originales
History of my life by Giacomo Casanova( Book )

in English and held by 619 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

Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )

10 editions published between 1936 and 1947 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 388 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 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using only material compiled from the transcripts and testimonies of Joan of Arc's condemnation trials, translator Willard Trask has arranged her exact words into a unique autobiography. Stripped of the usual interpretive gloss, Joan's words resonate with a glow which has made her an enduring political, military and spiritual heroine
The case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in English and held by 334 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"--Page 4 of cover
Classic Black African poems by Willard R Trask( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimesis : the representation of reality in Western literature by Erich Auerbach( Book )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of
Avicenna and the visionary recital by Henry Corbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 71 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

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Trask, Willard 1900-1980

Trask, Willard A. 1900-

Trask, Willard R.

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Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-

Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-1980

트래스크, 윌러드 R. 1900-1980

English (304)

German (5)

Japanese (1)

European literature and the Latin Middle AgesThe black swanCosmos and history : the myth of the eternal returnYoga : immortality and freedomThe world is not enough : a novelShamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasyRites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirthMan and people