The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
, 1994 - Fiction
- 403 pages
But where did it all begin? No better answer to that question exists than in the Greek myths that are retold to breathtaking effect Roberto Calasso. Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso uncovers the origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity and rape, and above all, humanity's tormented relations with the gods. The result is an international literary event, a work of spellbinding playfulness, eroticism wonder.