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Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony,The - Roberto Calasso

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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."

"A dynamic encounter between modernity and the oldest stories known to Europe." -- Robin Blake * The Independent * "I have no idea whether or not Roberto Calasso is a 'genius' but I do know that The Marriage Of Cadmus and Harmony is a perfect work like no other" -- Gore Vidal "It will be read and re-read not as a treatise but as a story: one of the most extraordinary that has ever been written of the origins of Western self-consciousness" -- Simon Schama "A masterpiece...a wonderfully fashioned work of art" -- John Banville * Irish Times * "A brilliant and profound narration" -- A. S. Byatt * The Times *

ISBN: 9780099308010
ISBN-10: 0099308010
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 30th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 19.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1