The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

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Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Mr. Calasso has created a wonderful, (in both senses of the word!) meditation on the religious structure pf the Ancient World. One must recognize that only at the time of the Roman Emperor Julian the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AlanSkinner - LibraryThing

One of those books that I raved about when I read it. I urged everyone I knew to read it. As an examination of the well-spring of western moral and religious thought, this is superb. All the Greek ... Read full review

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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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