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Calasso, Roberto

Works: 119 works in 635 publications in 16 languages and 8,742 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Interviewee, Recipient, Creator
Classifications: PQ4863.A3818, 853.914
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Publications about Roberto Calasso
Publications by Roberto Calasso
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Most widely held works by Roberto Calasso
The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,266 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 )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,103 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
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Indian myths in which gods and humans take part in fantastic events, from which morals are drawn. In one story, a king's wife copulates with a dead horse, another tells who created Death. By an Italian writer, author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
Literature and the gods by Roberto Calasso( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 788 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
Tiepolo pink by Roberto Calasso( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 533 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 )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Looks at the life, influence, and work of the French writer and founder of modernism
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 528 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."
Le nozze di Cadmo e Armonia by Roberto Calasso( Book )
63 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Broget og mangfoldig skildring af den klassiske græske gudeverden og gudernes stedvis såre menneskelige adfærd
The forty-nine steps by Roberto Calasso( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"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."
The Zürau aphorisms of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 167 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."--BOOK JACKET
La littérature et les dieux by Roberto Calasso( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Cultuurfilosofisch en literatuurhistorisch essay over de rentrée van de goden in de literatuur vanaf 1851, na hun verbanning door de Verlichting
La rovina di Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Le Fou impur by Roberto Calasso( Book )
23 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 130 libraries worldwide
La letteratura e gli dèi by Roberto Calasso( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Ardor by Roberto Calasso( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
"A meditation on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas, in which Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world"--
La ruine de Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Filosofische raamvertelling waarin allerlei historische gebeurtenissen de revue passeren
Scritti by Roberto Bazlen( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Die Hochzeit von Kadmos und Harmonia by Roberto Calasso( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Cultuurhistorische beschouwing over de betekenis van de klassieke mythen
Il rosa Tiepolo by Roberto Calasso( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Italian and Spanish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
I quarantanove gradini by Roberto Calasso( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 72 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Calasso, Roberto
Italian (160)
English (97)
Spanish (34)
French (32)
German (23)
Dutch (10)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Danish (2)
Polish (2)
Tamil (2)
Czech (2)
Finnish (1)
Slovenian (1)
Serbian (1)
Turkish (1)
Hindi (1)
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