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

Overview
Works: 110 works in 649 publications in 5 languages and 13,708 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Juvenile works  Naval history  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by G. S Kirk
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk ( Book )
104 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other cultures by G. S Kirk ( Book )
46 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,886 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 )
34 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The songs of Homer by G. S Kirk ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus ( Book )
46 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer and the oral tradition by G. S Kirk ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 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
Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer' by G. S Kirk ( Book )
25 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language and background of Homer; some recent studies and controversies by G. S Kirk ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad by Homer ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and German and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Bacchae by Euripides ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Bacchae was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It's also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive."--BOOK JACKET
The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides ( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homeric studies by G. S Kirk ( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Homeric poems as history by G. S Kirk ( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archilochos by Archilochus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad : a commentary by Richard Janko ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad : a commentary by Mark W Edwards ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die vorsokratischen Philosophen : Einführung, Texte und Kommentare by G. S Kirk ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les philosophes présocratiques une histoire critique avec un choix de textes by G. S Kirk ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Kirk, G. S. 1921-
Kirk, G.S. 1921-2003
Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-2003
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