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Kerényi, Karl 1897-1973

Overview
Works: 677 works in 2,604 publications in 8 languages and 25,508 library holdings
Genres: Illustrations  Pictorial works  Art  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr, Honoree, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, Commentator, Recipient
Classifications: E99.W7, 292.211
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Most widely held works by Karl Kerényi
Essays on a science of mythology; the myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis by C. G Jung ( Book )
38 editions published between 1949 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trickster : a study in American Indian mythology by Paul Radin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly recognizable form among the simplest aboriginal tribes and among the complex. We encounter it among the ancient Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese and in the Semitic world. Many of the Trickster's traits were perpetuated in the figure of the mediaeval jester, and have survived right up to the present day in the Punch-and-Judy plays and in the clown. Although repeatedly combined with other myths and frequently drastically reorganized and reinterpreted, its basic plot seems always to have succeeded in reasserting itself. ... The following paper is the presentation of one such Trickster myth, that found among the Siouan-speaking Winnebago of central Wisconsin and eastern Nebraska. -- Prefactory note (p. xxiii)
The gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
55 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructs the mythological histories of the divinities and the origin and destiny of mankind from ancient writings and artifacts
The heroes of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
33 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Records the histories of ancient warriors and demi-gods depicted in classical mythology and art treasures
Eleusis : archetypal image of mother and daughter by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
38 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and German and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The religion of the Greeks and Romans by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
20 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and German and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the Greeks, the myth of Prometheus's release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. Carl Kerenyi examines the story of Prometheus and the very process of mythmaking as a reflection of the archetypal function and seeks to discover how this primitive tale was invested with a universal fatality, first in the Greek imagination, and then in the Western tradition of Romantic poetry. Kerenyi traces the evolving myth from Hesiod and Aeschylus, and in its epic treatment by Goethe and Shelly; he moves on to consider the myth from the perspective of Jungian psychology, as the archetype of human daring signifying the transformation of suffering into the mystery of the sacrifice."--BOOK JACKET
Dionysos; archetypal image of the indestructible life by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
24 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents an historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire." "From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Asklepios; archetypal image of the physician's existence by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evil; essays by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythology and humanism : the correspondence of Thomas Mann and Karl Kerényi by Thomas Mann ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeus and Hera : archetypal image of father, husband, and wife by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Ulysses; Homer's epic in pictures by Erich Lessing ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyages of Ulysses; a photographic interpretation of Homer's classic by Erich Lessing ( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antike Religion by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
46 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermes, guide of souls : the mythologem of the masculine source of life by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greece in colour by R. G Hoegler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goddesses of Sun and Moon : Circe, Aphrodite, Medea, Niobe by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Eröffnung des Zugangs zum Mythos. Ein Lesebuch by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
31 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeus und Hera. Urbild des Vaters, des Gatten und der Frau by Karl Kerényi ( Book )
17 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kerenʹi, Karl 1897-1973
Keren'i, Karoj
Kerenʹi, Karoj 1897-1973
Kerēnii, Kāru 1897-1973
Kerenji
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Kerény, Karl 1897-1973
Kerény, Károly
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Kerényi, Carlo
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Kerényi, Carol 1897-1973
Kerényi, Carolo 1897-1973
Kerènyi, Carolus
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Kerényi, K. (Karl), 1897-1973
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English (347)
German (124)
Hungarian (11)
Italian (3)
Swedish (2)
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