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Roberto Calasso

Roberto Calasso

·4.08·4,428 Ratings
“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

    ·4.13·537 Ratings
    With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought to his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers into the mind of ancient India. He begins with a mystery: Why is the most important god in the Rg
  • The Zürau Aphorisms

    ·3.78·599 Ratings
    The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and publisher Roberto Calasso. Illness set him free to writ
  • Οι γάμοι του Κάδμου και της Αρμονίας

    ·4.26·758 Ratings
    Στους γάμους του Κάδμου και της Αρμονίας ήταν η τελευταία φορά όπου, με την ευκαιρία εκείνης της γιορτής, οι θεοί του Ολύμπου κάθισαν στο ίδ
  • Literature and the Gods

    ·3.89·171 Ratings
    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
  • The Ruin of Kasch

    ·3.99·113 Ratings
    Taking as his focus the periods immediately before and after the French Revolution but making occasional sallies backward and forward in time - from Vedic India to the porticoes of the Palais-Royal and to the killing fields of Pol Pot - Calasso recounts,
  • La Folie Baudelaire

    ·4.07·54 Ratings
    A spectacular act of close reading and looking by a great writerIn La Folie Baudelaire, Roberto Calasso—one of the most original and acclaimed writers on literature, art, culture, and mythology—turns his attention to the poets and writers of Paris in
  • L'impronta dell'editore

    ·3.68·85 Ratings
    An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishingIn this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in
  • L'ardore

    ·4.38·55 Ratings
    Qualcosa di immensamente remoto dall’oggi apparve più di tremila anni fa nell’India del Nord: il Veda, un «sapere» che comprendeva in sé tutto, dai granelli di sabbia sino ai confini dell’universo. Distanza che si avverte nel modo di vivere ogn
  • Tiepolo Pink

    ·4.02·55 Ratings
    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes t
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