The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

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Knopf, Feb 1, 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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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User Review  - Al Maki - Goodreads

My problem with oracular books is I can't tell the brilliant intuitive leaps from the side effects of hypoxia. So I didn't know what to make of it. 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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