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Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen) 1921-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 915 publications in 11 languages and 14,409 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  History  Naval history  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA4037, 883.01
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Most widely held works about G. S Kirk
 
Most widely held works by G. S Kirk
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk( Book )

217 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grands courants philosophiques de monde grec et leurs personnalités marquantes, de Thalès à l'époque de Socrate. [SDM]
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other cultures by G. S Kirk( Book )

95 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, developed out of the 1969 Sather lectures at Berkeley, California, confronts a wide range of problems concerning the nature, meaning and functions of myths. Professor Kirk's aim is to introduce a degree of coherence and of critical awareness into a subject that arouses profound interest today, but which for too long has been the target of excessive theorizing and interdisciplinary confusion between anthropologists, sociologists, classicists, philosophers and psychologists. Professor Kirk begins by discussing the relation of myths to rituals and folktales, and the weakness of universalist theories of function. He then subjects Lévi-Strauss's structuralist theory to an extended exposition and criticism; he considers the character and meaning of ancient Near Eastern myths, their influence on Greece, and the special forms with rational modes of thought, and finally, he assesses the status of myths as expressions of the unconscious, as elements of dreams, universal symbols, as accidents along the way to some narrative objective. The result is a significant critical venture into the history and philosophy of thought, imagination, symbol and society.--From publisher description
The nature of Greek myths by G. S Kirk( Book )

64 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk( Book )

162 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Homer's story of the Trojan War, from the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy
The songs of Homer by G. S Kirk( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

77 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer' by G. S Kirk( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the oral tradition by G. S Kirk( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Songs of Homer (Cambridge University Press, 1962) was a major contribution to Homeric studies, establishing important theories about the composition, structure and transmission of the monumental poems. In this 1976 volume, Geoffrey Kirk returns to Homer, but the themes are largely different. He considers in particular the nature of oral and epic poetry, and the meaning of an oral tradition. There are problems here of interest not only to classicists and Homeric specialists but also to students of English and comparative literature, and to anthropologists concerned with the literature of traditional societies. Those pieces that were previously published were revised and unified for the volume. The longest section, on 'the oral and the literary epic', is derived from the J.H. Gray Lectures, which Professor Kirk delivered in Cambridge in 1974 and which had not been previously published in any form
The language and background of Homer; some recent studies and controversies by G. S Kirk( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeric studies by G. S Kirk( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric poems as history by G. S Kirk( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Archiloco( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the Aegean Sea : a wartime memoir by G. S Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Kirk britischer Klassischer Philologe

Geoffrey Kirk Brits filoloog (1921-2003)

Geoffrey Kirk filologo britannico

Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

Kirk, G. S.

Kirk, G. S. 1921-

Kirk, G.S. 1921-2003

Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey S.

Kirk, Geoffrey S. 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-2003

جفری کرک

カーク, G・S

カーク, ジェフリー・スティーヴン

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Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other culturesThe nature of Greek mythsThe Iliad : a commentaryThe songs of HomerThe cosmic fragmentsHomer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer'Homer and the oral tradition