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Atlas (Greek deity)

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Works: 48 works in 72 publications in 6 languages and 1,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Drama  Art  Motion pictures  History  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PR6073.I558, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Atlas (Greek deity)
    Weight by Jeanette Winterson( Book )
    14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,119 libraries worldwide
    When I was asked to choose a myth to write about, I realized I had chosen already. The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended. If the call had not come, perhaps I would never have written the story, but when the call did come, that story was waiting to be written. Rewritten
    Atlas by Dan Rafter( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
    "After commanding the Titans in their war against the Olympians, Atlas was forced to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. His life was a tragic story of a lone God fighting boredom on Mount Olympus. However, monitoring the earth from above, Atlas watched Earth change and the emergence of super powered beings donning capes and tights. Growing restless and craving adventure, Atlas decides to take the world in his hands and become one of the Earth's newest heroes. However, learning the superhero game is not going to be easy for him as Atlas fights against one of the oldest superpowers in history!"--P. [4] of cover
    Weight by Jeanette Winterson( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
    In ancient Greek mythology, the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. With her typical wit and nerve, Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forge our own destiny
    The myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
    The coming of Atlas by James Robinson( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
    Weight the myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson( Computer File )
    3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
    In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous twelve labours, is tasked with stealing these apples he seeks out Atlas, offering to shoulder the world temporarily if the Titan will bring him the fruit. Knowing that Heracles is the only person with the strength to take his burden, and enticed by the prospect of even a short-lived freedom, Atlas agrees and an uneasy partnership is born. With her typical wit and verve, Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forge our own destiny
    Mr. Atlas ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
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    Atlas ou Le gai savoir inquiet by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    À quiconque s'interroge sur le rôle des images dans notre connaissance de l'histoire, l'atlas Mnémosyne apparaît comme une oeuvre-phare, un véritable moment de rupture épistémologique. Composé, mais constamment démonté, remonté, par Aby Warburg entre 1924 et 1929, il ouvre un nouveau chapitre dans ce qu'on pourrait nommer, à la manière de Michel Foucault, une archéologie du savoir visuel. C'est une enquête " archéologique ", en effet, qu'il aura fallu mener pour comprendre la richesse inépuisable de cet atlas d'images qui nous fait voyager de Babylone au XXe siècle, de l'Orient à l'Occident, des astra les plus lointains (constellations d'idées) aux monstra les plus proches (pulsions viscérales), des beautés de l'art aux horreurs de l'histoire. Ce livre raconte, par un montage de " gros plans " plutôt que par un récit continu, les métamorphoses d'Atlas, ce titan condamné par les dieux de l'Olympe à ployer indéfiniment sous le poids du monde, en atlas, cette forme visuelle et synoptique de connaissance dont nous comprenons mieux, aujourd'hui
    Hercules and the princess of Troy Atlas in the land of the Cyclops ; Giants of Rome ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    Three Italian sword-and-sandle B movies from the 1960s
    Credit check : a collection of short plays by Eddie Zipperer( Book )
    1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
 
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English (34)
French (3)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
Latin (1)
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