The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

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Knopf Canada, 1994 - Fiction - 403 pages
55 Reviews
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.


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User Review  - Dillon Mintoff - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gibin Mathew - Goodreads

Is it an interesting read-yes ! Is it an enjoyable/fast read-no ! I was expecting a simple collection of stories/myths but what I got is a detailed analysis on Greek mythology.In a way it describes ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of "The Ruin of Kasch"; "The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony," which was the winner of France's Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger; "Ka"; "Literature and the Gods;" and "The Forty-Nine Steps.

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