Karl Kerényi

Karl Kerényi
Karl Kerényi

Karl (Károly) Kerényi [ˈkaːrojˈkɛreːɲi] (* 19. January 1897 in Temesvár, at that time Austria Hungary; † 14. April 1973 in Kilchberg, Switzerland) was a classical Philologe and religion scientist.

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his life

under treatment

after his study in Budapest undertook it expanded journeys. For both fertilizing its co-operation with C became. G. Young.

as novel figure

his figure has Antal Szerb, which Hungarian citizen of the world and writer in the novel perpetuate journey in the moon light as Rudi forest home. Mihály and Rudi forest home „had been together on the university. Forest home knew already at that time tremendously much, read in all languages everything that had to be read, explained it willingly and very well just as gladly the listening Mihály. Forest home to go went to Germany, in order to perfect itself to feet of the large masters, and so the contact broke off. Now it the special kindness of forest home came into the sense: the foxterrierhafte Lebhaftigkeit of his bald-sheared, shining head, its unbelievable word wealth, because forest home gave continual read, to error free long sentences seized and nearly always interesting explanations of itself, probably even still in the dream. Its unverbrüchliche Vitalität, its eternal appetite on women, with which he fell himself also on colleagues, who were not at all so attractive; and above all its characteristic, which it called after Goethe, but somewhat indignantly „seizingness “: indeed that the science, its details and the abstract whole, as such, it kept spirit constant to which full speed; it never unimportant, but always feverful busily with something, a straight large, age-old Manifestation of the spirit prayed on or hated one „superficial “, „approves of “, „levelless “Blödsinn, and he always turned out for spirit “from the word „in drink. It must have a special meaning for it. “(In: A. Szerb: Journey in the moon light. Munich, German paperbacks publishing house, 2003. pp.157-158)

of works

  • Apollon. Studies over antique religion and humanity. (1937)
  • The ägäische celebration. The sea God scene in Goethe's fist II. (1941)
  • The myth of the Hellenen in masterpieces of the Münzkunst. (1941)
  • Daughters of the sun, views over Greek divinities. (1944)
  • Brook furnace and the future of the human. With a Intermezzo over Nietz and Ariadne. (1945)
  • The birth of the Helena including human writings from the years 1943-45. (1945)
  • The Göttliche physician. Studies of Asklepius and its cult place. (1948)
  • Niobe. New studies over antique religion and humanity. 1949
  • the virgin and nut/mother of the Greek religion. A study over Pallas Athene. (1952)
  • Hours in Greece, Horai Hellenikai. (1952)
  • Automatic art journeys. Travels in old Europe 1952. (1954)
  • Greek miniatures. (1957)
  • Discussion in letters (Thomas's man /Karl Kerényi). (1960)
  • Excursions of a brightists, from Homer to Kazantzakis. (1960)
  • Prometheus - the human existence in Greek interpretation. (1962)
  • The religion of the Greeks and Romans. (1963)
  • The mythology of the Greeks. (1966)
    • Volume 1: The God and mankind stories
    • volume 2: The Heroengeschichten
  • Humanisti soul research; „Works in individual outputs “, volume 1. (1966)
  • On traces of the myth; „Works in individual outputs “, volume 2. (1967)
  • Conference and moving books 1953-60. „Works in individual outputs “, volume 3. (1969)
  • The antique novel. (1971)
  • Exchange of letters from the proximity (Hermann Hessian /Karl Kerényi). (1972)
  • Apollon and Niobe. Hrsg. of Magda Kerényi. „Works in individual outputs “, volume 4. (1980)
  • Urbilder of the Greek religion. Hrsg. of Magda Kerényi. Expenditure for work, volume 5. (1998)

see also

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