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Calasso, Roberto

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The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso( Book )

100 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member 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 )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member 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 )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member 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
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member 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."
La folie Baudelaire by Roberto Calasso( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life, influence, and work of the French writer and founder of modernism
Tiepolo pink by Roberto Calasso( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member 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
The forty-nine steps by Roberto Calasso( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scritti by Roberto Bazlen( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La follia che viene dalle Ninfe by Roberto Calasso( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in Italian and French and held by 75 WorldCat member 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>>
Cento lettere a uno sconosciuto by Roberto Calasso( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member 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
Detti e contraddetti by Karl Kraus( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentieri tortuosi : Bruce Chatwin fotografo by Bruce Chatwin( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli ultimi giorni dell'umanità : tragedia in cinque atti con preludio ed epilogo by Karl Kraus( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die geheime Geschichte des Senatspräsidenten Dr. Daniel Paul Schreber by Roberto Calasso( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ego and its own by Max Stirner( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Italian and Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michalis Pichler's appropriation/erasure of Max Stirner's 1844 manifesto of individual anarchism, The Ego and Its Own, explores issues of translatability/in-translatability of poetry. The chapter titles and headers have been maintained, while the main text has been almost completely cut out save for the first-person-signifiers. Layout, typeset and dimensions follow the German version, which has been in print almost unchanged for the last 37 years by Reclam Universal-Bibliothek. Pichler's erasure is followed with an afterword by Annette Gilbert and an epilogue by Craig Dworkin. By adding a slipcover with bilingual glossary and a newly commissioned essay by Patrick Greaney, UDP's American edition, co-published with 'greatest hits,' attempts to make the book accessible to an English readership."--
Roberto Calasso, 'n reader by Roberto Calasso( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opstellen van en over de Italiaanse letterkundige (1941- )
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The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
Alternative Names
Calasso, Roberto

Roberto Calasso écrivain italien

Roberto Calasso Italiaans schrijver

Roberto Calasso Italian writer

Roberto Calasso italienischer Schriftsteller und Verleger

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Roberto Calasso italiensk skribent

Robertus Calasso

Калассо, Роберто

カラッソ, ロベルト


K.Literature and the godsKaThe ruin of KaschTiepolo pinkThe forty-nine stepsThe Zürau aphorisms of Franz KafkaLe Fou impur