The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

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Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
17 Reviews
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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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

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User Review  - Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly - Goodreads

It has rarely happened to me, even with those books I've read and have rated very high here at goodreads. But here it did: I feel resistance giving my copy of this book away. Very unusual for me ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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