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Roberto Calasso
Roberto Calasso

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Roberto Calasso is also the author of The Forty-Nine Steps and Literature and the Gods. He lives in Milan and is the publisher of Adelphi.

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K.

Written by Roberto Calasso
Translated by Geoffrey Brock


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.00

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony and Ka: an utterly original, fascinating interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka that is simultaneously an unprecedented exploration into the mystery of Kafka himself.

What are Kafka’s stories about? Are they dreams? Allegories? Symbols? Things that happen every day?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

K.

Written by Roberto Calasso
Translated by Geoffrey Brock


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Ka
Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $16.95

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. . . . No one will read it without reward."
--The Boston Globe

With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought... Read more >
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Ka
Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Literature and the Gods

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2002
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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Literature and the Gods

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $12.99

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 1994
Price: $18.00

With vast erudition and irresistible verve, Calasso retells the Greek mythical stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, of the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, tracing them back along the branches of a single myth-bearing tree and rediscovering the origins of desire and strife, virginity and rape... Read more >
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Tiepolo Pink

Written by Roberto Calasso
Translated by Alastair McEwen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $29.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Tiepolo Pink

Written by Roberto Calasso
Translated by Alastair McEwen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $20.99

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