The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

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THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY is a book without any modern parallel. Forming an active link in a chain that reaches back through Ovid's METAMORPHOSES directly to Homer, Roberto Calasso's re-exploration of the fantastic fables and mysteries we may only think we know explodes the entire world of Greek mythology, pieces it back together, and presents it to us in a new, and astonishing, and utterly contempory way.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 399.17g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099308010
  • 9780099308010
  • 100,324

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"A dynamic encounter between modernity and the oldest stories known to Europe." -- Robin Blake The Independent "I have no idea whether or not Roberto Calasso is a 'genius' but I do know that The Marriage Of Cadmus and Harmony is a perfect work like no other" -- Gore Vidal "It will be read and re-read not as a treatise but as a story: one of the most extraordinary that has ever been written of the origins of Western self-consciousness" -- Simon Schama "A masterpiece...a wonderfully fashioned work of art" -- John Banville Irish Times "A brilliant and profound narration" -- A. S. Byatt The Timesshow more

About Roberto Calasso

Roberto Calasso is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka and K. He has also written The Forty-Nine Steps and Literature and the Gods. He lives in Milan and is the publisher of Adelphi.show more

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"I have no idea whether or not Roberto Calasso is a 'genius' but I do know that The Marriage Of Cadmus and Harmony is a perfect work like no other"show more

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