The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

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Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
43 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  - Daniel - Goodreads

A meditation on Greek mythology. Calasso teases out connections and threads in the myths, rescues obscure myths from the silence, pulls almost-forgotten variants from the shadows. He is especially ... 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

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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