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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
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Roberto Calasso
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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Roberto Calasso



Myth & legend told as fiction;
Religion & beliefs;
Folklore, myths & legends


416 pages

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony is a masterful retelling of the ancient myths and fables we may only think we know. From the tale of Europa and the bull to the fall of Troy, Roberto Calasso weaves his way through the entire world of Greek mythology with a captivating sense of curiosity and intrigue that casts these classical stories in a whole new light for a modern reader.

By:   Roberto Calasso
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   303g
ISBN:   9780241399200
ISBN 10:   0241399203
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi Edizioni. He is the author of an ongoing series of books which began with The Ruin of Kasch and includes The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor.

Enlivening, enthralling, essential: a classic -- Peter Conrad * Observer * Calasso has no equal in the sparkle of his storytelling and the depth of his learning -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * A masterpiece ... a wonderfully fashioned work of art -- John Banville A brilliant and profound narration -- A.S. Byatt The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony is a perfect work like no other -- Gore Vidal Sensuous, dazzlingly intelligent -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett * Sunday Times *

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