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Literature and the Gods. Such books are infrequent. Calasso knows a lot about the gods.
Literature and the Gods. International Acclaim for Roberto Calasso’s Literature and the Gods. All the more reason to welcome, and read, this one. - The Boston Phoenix. In his attentiveness to the divine flame still burning behind the mundane realities of a fallen world, he is a direct descendant of Hölderlin and Nietzsche, of Baudelaire and Mallarmé, of Yeats and Nabokov. In a meanly mealy-mouthed time, Calasso speaks out strongly from an unfashionably high-intellectual position.
Roberto Calasso's survey of the renewed interest in myth demonstrates how decisive the gods' influence was on modern literature.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Roberto Calasso's survey of the renewed interest in myth demonstrates how decisive the gods' influence was on modern literature. Calasso is not only immensely learned; he is one of the most original thinkers and writers we have today.
Literature and the Gods book. Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and enchantment of great literature.
Roberto Calasso (born 30 May 1941 in Florence) is an Italian writer and . William Weaver and Stephen Sartarelli. Book-length essay about Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord.
Roberto Calasso (born 30 May 1941 in Florence) is an Italian writer and publisher. Apart from his mother tongue, Calasso is fluent in French, English, Spanish, German, Latin and ancient Greek. His more narrowly focused essays relating to European modernity are collected in I quarantanove gradini (The Forty-nine Steps), addressed to Pierre Klossowski and his wife; Literature and the gods (2002) (based on his Weidenfeld Lectures at Oxford, on the decline and return of pagan imagery in the art of the west), and La follia che viene dalle ninfe.
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Rewriting that story, Calasso carves out a sacred space for literature where the presence of the gods is discernible. His inquiry into the nature of absolute literature transports us to the realms of Dionysus and Orpheus, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, and prompts a lucid and impassioned defense of poetic form, even when apparently severed from any social function. Books related to Literature and the Gods.
International Acclaim for Roberto Calasso’s. LITERATURE and the GODS . Immensely rewarding. Calasso knows a lot about the gods
International Acclaim for Roberto Calasso’s. What he is urging on us is nothing less than our duty to recall the gods from banishment through the medium of literature. John Banville, Irish Times. Mythology, Classical, in literature. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on December 20, 2011.
Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. A perfect work like no other. Calasso) has re-created. the morning of our world. From Publishers Weekly. That Greco-Roman mythology should shape a contemporary novel is hardly unusual, but the way this breath-takingly ambitious work shapes-and reshapes-classical mythology is remarkable indeed.
With Literature and the Gods, Roberto Calasso profoundly deepens our understanding of our literary tradition. It is, itself, a literary masterpiece. I will do my best to address your concerns including 100% refund of your money. Name of your business and form of legal entity: Ami Ventures In. -Corp.
As a major theme of his studies, he examines the relation between myth and modern consciousness. Noting the interest in ancient gods, observed since the 19th . as well as the keenness to generate a ‘new mythology’, Calasso recreates the romantic and post-romantic myth about literature, taking a close look at ‘absolute literature’. Calasso absolutely deserves the name of a master of secret knowledge, and thanks to Anna Yampolskaya the heuristic energy of his artistic and critical thought can finally be experienced in Russian.