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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 399.17g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0099308010
  • 9780099308010
  • 27,554

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"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"
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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 Times *
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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.
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1,337 ratings
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