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The forty-nine steps

Author: Roberto Calasso
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In books lauded as brilliant, exhilarating, and profound, Roberto Calasso has revealed the unexpected intersections of ancient and modern through topics ranging from Greek and Indian mythology to what a legendary African kingdom can tell us about the French Revolution. In this first translation of his most important essays, Calasso brings his intellect and elegant prose style to bear on the essential thinkers of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Calasso
ISBN: 0816630984 9780816630981 0816630992 9780816630998
OCLC Number: 45418884
Description: xi, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Post-Histories --
II. Exegesis --
III. Public Secrets --
IV. Mythos.
Other Titles: Quarantanove gradini.
Responsibility: Roberto Calasso ; translated by John Shepley.

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"In books lauded as brilliant, exhilarating, and profound, Roberto Calasso has revealed the unexpected intersections of ancient and modern through topics ranging from Greek and Indian mythology to what a legendary African kingdom can tell us about the French Revolution. In this first translation of his most important essays, Calasso brings his intellect and elegant prose style to bear on the essential thinkers of our time, providing a sweeping analysis of the current state of Western culture."

""Forty-nine steps" refers to the Talmudic doctrine that there are forty-nine steps to meaning in every passage of the Torah. Employing this interpretive approach, Calasso offers a "secret history" of European literature and philosophy in the wake of Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud. Calasso analyzes how figures ranging from Gustav Flaubert, Gottfried Benn, Karl Kraus, Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, and Theodor Adorno has contributed to, or been emblematic of, the current state of Western thought. This book's theme, writ large, is the power of fable - specifically, its persistence in art and literature despite its exclusion from orthodox philosophy."--Jacket.

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