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

Works: 161 works in 580 publications in 3 languages and 18,090 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Folk songs  Biography  Biographies  Political fiction  Psychological 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 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred. Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space, time, nature, and the cosmos. In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious. This book serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence. -- P. [4] of cover
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 1,162 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 1,115 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 )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,059 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 937 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 )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 881 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 )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English in 1958, the author lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga, providing 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 )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 781 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 )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 765 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
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 718 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 633 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
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 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert( Book )

8 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 580 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 530 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 Ropes Trask( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 382 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 376 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 367 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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion
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
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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.

Trask, Willard Ropes.

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Trask, Willard Ropes 1900-1980

트래스크, 윌러드 R. 1900-1980

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