The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

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Knopf, 1993 - Fiction - 403 pages
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Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A perfect work like no other. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world".--Gore Vidal. 15 engravings.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

If you love Greek myths, you have to check this out. It is more of a book length essay about them, so don't think you are going to read a novel. The parts about heroes and monsters are really, really interesting and worth thinking about it. Read full review

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User Review  - Aleksandra - Goodreads

Do not be mistaken: it is not a manual or handbook on mythology. It is, instead, a meditation on and, if one may say so, a recreation of Greek mythology; based on sources, yes, but free and poetic ... Read full review

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Roberto Calasso is also the author of "The Forty-Nine Steps" and "Literature and the Gods." He lives in Milan and is the publisher of Adelphi.

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