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  - 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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User Review  - Caomhghin - LibraryThing

This is the second time I have read this wonderful book. It just gets better. Elegantly written, it takes you on a deceptively casual meander through (mostly) Greek myth, literature and thought ... 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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