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

Overview
Works: 161 works in 581 publications in 3 languages and 18,107 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Folk songs  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Lyricist, Contributor
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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 )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 1,924 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 )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,166 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 literature from Homer to Goethe. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a monumental work of literary scholarship. In a new introduction, Colin Burrow provides critical insights into Curtius's life and ideas and highlights the distinctive importance of this wonderful book
The black swan by Thomas Mann( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,121 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 )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,053 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 939 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
Yoga : immortality and freedom by Mircea Eliade( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 805 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
Cosmos and history : the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 796 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 émigré-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
The world is not enough : a novel by Zoé Oldenbourg( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 786 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
Shamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
The dehumanization of art : and other writings on art and culture by José Ortega y Gasset( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing data from cultures the world over, Eliade lays out the basic patterns of initiation: group puberty rites, entrance into secret cults, shamanic instruction, individual visions, and heroic rites of passage. The vast information, assembled so beautifully, transcends usual scholarship. Eliade always affirms the greater experience in all initiations - the indissoluble tie between humans and the cosmos of Gods, spirits, animals ancestors, and nature. The absence of initiation in our culture has left modern men and women often isolated from each other, from the invisible powers beyond, and from the myths that sustain daily life. The primal soul desire for symbolic rituals pushes youth into substitutes for initiatory experience: gangs, suicide, car crashes, teenage pregnancy, street drugs. These "symptoms" show the unquenchable urge for existential transformation and the need for elders, mentors, and rituals. This book is about crossing - from confusion to knowledge, from innocence to experienced elder
Man and people by José Ortega y Gasset( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 701 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 )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because every previous edition of Casonova's Memoirs had been abridged to suppress the author's political and religious views and tame his vivid, often racy, style, the literary world considered it a major event when Willard R. Trask's translation of the complete original text was published in six double volumes between 1966 and 1971. Trask's award-winning translation now appears in paperback for the first time
Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )

8 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 526 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
Medieval lyrics of Europe by Willard R Trask( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 383 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 378 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 370 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 )

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

 
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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
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European literature and the Latin Middle AgesThe black swanYoga : immortality and freedomThe world is not enough : a novelShamanism : archaic techniques of ecstasyRites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirthMan and peopleHistory of my life
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.

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Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-1980

트래스크, 윌러드 R. 1900-1980

Languages
English (279)

German (8)

Japanese (1)