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Calasso, Roberto

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The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso( Book )
120 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,683 libraries worldwide
Story of Cadmus and Harmony, whose marriage feast was the last time the Gods sat down with mortal men
K. by Roberto Calasso( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
Presents an original interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka in a series of essays that looks at the meaning of Kafka's stories and what they reveal about the enigmatic author himself
Literature and the gods by Roberto Calasso( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
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. From the banishment of the classical divinities during the Age of Reason to their emancipation by the Romantics and their place in the literature of our own time, the history of the gods can also be read as a ciphered and splendid history of literary inspiration. 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 MallarmE, and prompts a lucid and impassioned defense of poetic form, even when apparently severed from any social function. Lyrical and assured, Literature and the Gods is an intensely engaging work of literary affirmation that deserves to be read alongside the masterpieces it celebrates. From the Trade Paperback edition
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )
48 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
In a collection of epic cyclical stories woven together, the author explores the myths and legends of India, chonicling the exotic worlds of the Devas, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu, the Mahabharata, and the Buddha
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
46 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Taking as its focus the periods immediately before and after the French Revolution but making occasional detours backward and forward in time, this novel recounts and interprets the downfall of "the Modern."
Tiepolo pink by Roberto Calasso( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
"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 that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him--but though his contemporaries appreciated and admired him, they failed to understand him. Few have even attempted to tackle Tiepolo's series of thirty-three bizarre and haunting etchings, the Capricci and the Scherzi, but Roberto Calasso rises to the challenge, interpreting them as chapters in a dark narrative that contains the secret of Tiepolo's art. Blooming ephebes, female Satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes: we will find them all, as well as Punchinello and Death, within the pages of this book, along with Venus, Time, Moses, numerous angels, Cleopatra, and Beatrice of Burgundy--a motley company always on the go. Calasso makes clear that Tiepolo was more than a dazzling intermezzo in the history of painting. Rather, he represented a particular way of meeting the challenge of form: endowed with a fluid, seemingly effortless style, Tiepolo was the last incarnation of that peculiar Italian virtue sprezzatura, the art of not seeming artful."--From publisher description
La folie Baudelaire by Roberto Calasso( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Looks at the life, influence, and work of the French writer and founder of modernism
The forty-nine steps by Roberto Calasso( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 475 libraries worldwide
""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
Ardor by Roberto Calasso( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 361 libraries worldwide
"A meditation on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas, in which Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world"--
The Zürau aphorisms of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 232 libraries worldwide
"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 Kafka scholar Roberto Calasso." "Illness set him free to write a series of philosophical fragments: some narratives, some single images, some parables. These "aphorisms" appeared, sometimes with a few words changed, in other writings - some of them as posthumous fragments published only after Kafka's death in 1924. While working on K., his major book on Kafka, in the Bodleian Library, Roberto Calasso realized that the Zurau aphorisms, each written on a separate slip of very thin paper, numbered but unbound, represented something unique in Kafka's opus - a work whose form he had created simultaneously with its content." "The notebooks, freshly translated and laid out as Kafka had intended, are a distillation of Kafka at his most powerful and enigmatic. This lost jewel provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the collective work of a genius."--Jacket
Le Fou impur by Roberto Calasso( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Scritti by Roberto Bazlen( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Cento lettere a uno sconosciuto by Roberto Calasso( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Collection of 100 dust- jacket summaries selected from more than 1,000 written by the author for titles published by Adelphi since 1963
La follia che viene dalle Ninfe by Roberto Calasso( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Ecce homo : how one becomes what one is by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in Italian and French and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Nell'autunno del 1888, nelle febbrili settimane che precedettero l'<<euforia di Torino>> e il successivo, definitivo silenzio, vennero scritte queste pagine che rimangono una delle vette stilistiche di Nietzsche e insieme un tentativo senza precedenti (e senza conseguenti) di capire se stessi non già sciogliendo gli enigmi, ma moltiplicandoli. Non è solo una vita, ma un'opera e una forma, in una parola: la singolarità di Nietzsche che qui viene illuminata in una sorta di messa in scena totale, dove i due poli di Nietzsche - l'uomo dionisiaco e il commediante - in un attimo abbagliante vengono a coincidere per rivelarci <<come si diventa ciò che si è>>
Dicta and contradicta by Karl Kraus( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"From the decadent turn of the century to the Third Reich, the acerbic satirist Karl Kraus was one of the most famous and feared intellectuals in Europe. Uniquely combining humor with profundity and venom with compassion, Dicta and Contradicta is a bonanza of scandalous wit from Vienna's answer to Oscar Wilde." "Through the polemical and satirical magazine Die Fackel (the torch), which he founded in 1899, Kraus launched wicked but unrelentingly witty attacks on literary and media corruption, sexual repression, militarism, and the social hypocrisy of fin-de-siecle Vienna. His barbed aphorisms were an essential part of his running commentary on Viennese culture."--Jacket
Les Aphorismes de Zürau by Franz Kafka( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Sentieri tortuosi : Bruce Chatwin fotografo by Bruce Chatwin( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The last days of mankind; a tragedy in five acts by Karl Kraus( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in Italian and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of my nervous illness; tr., ed. & with introduction, notes and discussion by Daniel Paul Schreber( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Italian and Spanish and held by 26 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Calasso, Roberto
Roberto Calasso écrivain italien
Roberto Calasso Italian writer
Roberto Calasso italienischer Schriftsteller und Verleger
Roberto Calasso italiensk författare
Roberto Calasso italiensk skribent
Robertus Calasso
Калассо, Роберто
Italian (241)
English (94)
Spanish (54)
French (43)
German (36)
Dutch (12)
Polish (6)
Catalan (6)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Danish (2)
Tamil (2)
Hindi (2)
Czech (2)
Finnish (1)
Serbian (1)
Turkish (1)
Slovenian (1)
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