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

Overview
Works: 96 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 14,088 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: PN56.R3, 113
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The sacred and the profane : the nature of religion by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and held by 1,946 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
The black swan by Thomas Mann ( Book )
12 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 1,208 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 )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treasury of the world's finest folk song by Leonhard Deutsch ( )
5 editions published between 1942 and 1967 in English and held by 1,045 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
The world is not enough : a novel by Zoé Oldenbourg ( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and affairs of a couple in a medieval castle in 12th-and-13th-century France are described
Cosmos and history: the myth of the eternal return by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
14 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text."--BOOK JACKET
Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1951, this book soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian eacute; migreacute;--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) 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. In this authoritative survey, 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. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, this work will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice
Rites and symbols of initiation : the mysteries of birth and rebirth by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of my life by Giacomo Casanova ( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pushkin, poet and lover by Lydia Lambert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zalmoxis, the vanishing God : comparative studies in the religions and folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe by Mircea Eliade ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval lyrics of Europe by Willard R Trask ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joan of Arc : in her own words by Willard R Trask ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""A strange, welcome surprise which reads like Beckett or modernist play."" ... Stacey D'Erasmo
Classic Black African poems by Willard R Trask ( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joan of Arc, self portrait by Joan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1936 and 1961 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel by Victor Serge ( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 229 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 to set beside Ernest Hemingway's" For Whom the Bell Tolls" and Andre Malraux's "Man's Fate."
European literature and the Latin Middle Ages by Ernst Robert Curtius ( Book )
18 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 215 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 l
The cherubinic wanderer by Angelus Silesius ( Book )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There goes an actor by Alexander Granach ( Book )
2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mimesis : the representation of reality in Western literature by Erich Auerbach ( Book )
22 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Back Cover: One of the most significant works of literary criticism of this century, Erich Auerbach's MIMESIS undertakes a new and profound approach to major moments in Western literature. More than a work of literary criticism, this study is filled with insights into the Western imagination and Western culture itself, in its repeated attempts to master and control reality and experience. Auerbach's studies range from the beginnings of Western literary consciousness to the present. The significant moments of art and awareness he studies are in themselves keys to the meaning of Homer, Petronius, Gregory of Tours, The song of Roland, Chretien de Troyes, Dante, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cevantes, Moliere, Racine, the Abbe Prevost, Schiller, Stendhal, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Zola, Virginia Woolf, and others. Comprehensive as his survey is in scope, the studies themselves are closely focused, penetrating, and minute, and serve to show how the strategies of language and rhetoric are the ultimate ways in which the various images are distinguishable from each other in their grasp and representation of reality. The major revolutios in the sense and portrayal of reality are seen to reverberate deeply with significances relevant to transformations in our culture
 
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Alternative Names
Ropes Trask, Willard 1900-1980
Trask, Roger.
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Trask, W.R.
Trask, Willard.
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Languages
English (185)
Japanese (1)
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