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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

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Works: 366 works in 1,473 publications in 11 languages and 14,232 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Filmed operas  Operas  Live sound recordings  Biography  Opera films  Revues 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Translator, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, Editor, Scribe, Dedicator, Composer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: M1500.B37, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Béla Balázs
 
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Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

74 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

48 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in German and English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy about the life of underworld characters in London at the end of the nineteenth century
A kékszakállú herceg vára Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs( Book )

42 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

90 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A splendid modern work ... What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms! ... All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny ... I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with this beautiful book."--Thomas Mann." ""Flirting with aestheticism and exoticism, Bela Balazs's fairy tales draw their power from an oracular voice that traces paths of desire, dread, rapture, and sorrow, A master stylist, Balazs puts us in touch with the sublime through velvety prose that mimics the brush strokes of master calligraphers. Jack Zipes's introduction tells its own fascinating tale about how a Hungarian writer and intellectual found redemption in fairy tales."--Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in childhood." ""These fairy tales are wonderful, touching, and fantastic--you can feel the giddy liberty Balazs gave himself in writing them. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who can still feel the pleasure of being kidnapped by fantasy and being taken away to a land that is both vividly colored and intellectually curious. The collection is a delight and Jack Zipes's introduction is splendid"--Andrei Codrescu, author of the Post-human Dada Guide." ""This translation of what Thomas Mann called a b̀eautiful book' will enchant readers. Balazs creates a world of dreams in which the alienation of man from woman and soul from body is imaginatively overcome."--Lee Congdon, James Madison University." ""A poer in many genres--verse, drama, short stories, tales, novels, diaries, memoirs, philosophy, films, and film theory--Bela Balazs was one of the great dreamers of Hungary's sensational fin-de-siede generation. His long journey from Szeged. Hungary, led him through Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and back to Budapest. These Chinese fairy tales reflect Balazs's wisdom, his powers of visual imagery, psychological insight, and playfulness."--Tibor Frank, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest." ""An astonishing find that deserves to be brought to light. The translations are beautifully poetic and a joy to read."--Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley." ""These wonderful and bizarre tales are at once complex and simple. I found myself rereading several and discovering each time some new and wondrous twist and detail."--Noram. Alter, Temple University" "A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balazs's unique and haunting stories." "Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balazs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies." "Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue."--Jacket
The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one act by Béla Bartók( )

22 editions published between 1921 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Geist des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bela Balazs's two works, Visible Man (1924) and The Spirit of Film (1930), are published here for the first time in full English translation. The essays offer the reader an insight into the work of a film theorist whose German-language publications have been hitherto unavailable to the film studies audience in the English-speaking world. Balazs's detailed analyses of the close-up, the shot, and montage are illuminating both as still applicable models for film analysis, and as historical documents of his key contribution, alongside such contemporaries as Arnheim, Kracauer, and Benjamin, to critical debate on film in the "golden age" of the Weimar silents
Stage works by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Hungarian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Book )

69 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartók Duke Bluebeard's castle
The wooden prince ; Dance suite by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béla Balázs was a Hungarian Jewish film theorist, author, screenwriter and film director who was at the forefront of Hungarian literary life before being forced into exile for Communist activity after 1919. His German-language theoretical essays on film date from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, the period of his early exile in Vienna and Berlin."--Pub. desc
Bluebeard's castle : an opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in Hungarian and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard brought his new wife to his castle and left her in the locked room with his other wives
Der Film; Werden und Wesen einer neuen Kunst by Béla Balázs( Book )

38 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's Castle : opera by Béla Bartók( )

in Japanese and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921 by Béla Bartók( )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and Hungarian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kékszakállú herceg vára : op. 11 = Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le château de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue light( Visual )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junta is hated by the people of the village who believe she is a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. She is driven out of town and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually when she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, he betrays it
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales
Alternative Names
Balaš, Bela.

Balaš, Bela 1884-1949

Balaš, Bella 1884-1949

Balash, Bela

Balash, Bela 1884-1949

Balász, Béla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balázs 1884-1949

Balázs, Béla

Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949

Bauer, Herbert

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Bela Balaj

Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs Hongaars dichter (1884-1949)

Béla Balázs Hungarian writer

Béla Balázs poeta, scrittore, regista e sceneggiatore ungherese

Béla Balázs ungarisch-jüdischer Filmkritiker, Ästhetiker, Schriftsteller und Dichter

Béla Balázs węgierski krytyk filmowy, pisarz i poeta

Belazs, Bela 1884-1949

Балаш, Бела.

Бела Балаж венгерский писатель и поэт

Бела Балаш

بلا بالاژ

بيلا بالاش

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

발라즈, 벨라 1884-1949

バラージュ・ベーラ

贝拉·巴拉兹

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The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy talesThe wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one actDer Geist des FilmsBéla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmBluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921