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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Review: The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This was originally published on The Scrying Orb. Let us try to decipher this strange, dense book. Roberto Calasso takes on Greek mythology. But what is Greek mythology? Capricious gods. Adulterous ... Read full review

Review: The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

It's really hard to pick a rating for this book; by turns it's brilliant, enlightening, beautiful, idiosyncratic and nonsensical. If you have any interest in Greek myth and the tropes and symbols ... 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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