The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

by Roberto Calasso


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Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A perfect work like no other. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world."—Gore Vidal. 15 engravings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679733485
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/08/1994
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 507,254
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.95(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Roberto Calasso was born in Florence in 1941. He lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi Edizioni. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, his third book, has been translated into 12 languages.

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