[edwardian Books] TXT Le nozze di Cadmo e Armonia Author Roberto Calasso

characters Le nozze di Cadmo e Armonia

E Erigone si impiccò; come Coronis incinta di Apollo lo tradì con un mortale; come le Danaidi tagliarono la testa ai loro sposi; come Achille uccise Pentesilea e si congiunse con lei; come Oreste lottò con la follia; come Demetra vagò alla ricerca. No Socrates himself cleared up the point shortly before his death we enter the mythical when we enter the realm of risk and myth is the enchantment we generate in ourselves at such momentsEndorsements on the back matter can be daunting How do we explain our struggles or indifference with work which is lauded so many which we admire Half way through this I was south of neutral and growing impatient Abandonment was an option The work then slid out from under its treatment of Athenian mythography and constructed a comparison with the practices and beliefs of Persia Sparta and Egypt I did and do find that fascinating The divine practices of rape and reproduction are sufficient cause for us to be recalled a

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Le nozze di Cadmo e Armonia

Come Zeus sotto forma di toro bianco rapì la principessa Europa; come Teseo abbandonò Arianna; come Dioniso violò Aura; come Apollo fu servo di Admeto per a; come il simulacro di Elena si ritrovò insieme a uello di Achille nell'isola di Leukè; com. I ve read this book cover to cover 3 times since I bought it in 1993 It s the best book I ve ever read on Greek mythologyActually it s of an extended and unfailingly brilliant meditation on Greek mythology rather than a summary or explanation Calasso is some kind of genius he s not only read everything he s thought about it flipped it backwards and forwards and tilted it sideways in his mind then filtered whatever he s talking about through a sophisticated prism The result is pure delight for his readersHere s a sample plucked almost at randomIn the long history of divinities the inhabitants of Olympus were the first who wished to be perfect rather than powerful Like an obsidian blade the aesthetic for

Roberto Calasso Õ 4 review

Della figlia Core; come Core guardò Ade e si vide riflessa negli occhi di lui; come Giasone morì colpito da una trave della nave Argo; come Fedra smaniò invano per Ippolito; come gli Olimpi scesero a Tebe per partecipare alle nozze di Cadmo e Armoni. It has rarely happened to me even with those books I ve read and have rated very high here at goodreads But here it did I feel resistance giving my copy of this book away Very unusual for me considering my habit of disposing of books I m done with even those I liked a lot impelled by the logic that good things need to be shared with others and the experience of them has to be spread to as wide an audience as possible I had wondered why I surmised that it must be because of this deeply felt urge to re read it Sip some from this cup of intoxicating prose Relive the enchantment of the gods Stare at the world again in a different light thrown topsy turvy in a beguiling kaleidoscope reflected from the past


10 thoughts on “Le nozze di Cadmo e Armonia

  1. says:

    The most profound books that I have ever read have left me speechless even stammering Such is the case with Roberto Calasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony which I have put down no than fifteen minutes ago Here is a b

  2. says:

    Zeus is never ridiculous Because his dignity is of no concern to him Non bene convemunt nee in una sede morantur Maiestas et amor says OvidAny sane reader would find this book ridiculous at least in parts but that doesn’t concern Calasso for his subject is Zeus and Zeus is never ridiculous The mythographer lives in a permanent state of chro

  3. says:

    I've read this book cover to cover 3 times since I bought it in 1993 It's the best book I've ever read on Greek mythologyA

  4. says:

    No Socrates himself cleared up the point shortly before his death we enter the mythical when we enter the realm of risk and myth is the enchantment we generate in ourselves at such momentsEndorsements on the bac

  5. says:

    Scholarly wide ranging profound and philosophical I'd say that at least two thirds of this swept right past me without leaving much trace This would be my Desert Island book because much like the task of painting the Forth Rail Bridge as soon as the end is reached the beginning is showing signs of rust I think there's a Sisyphus in there somewhere Anyway it would be possible to read this over and over and st

  6. says:

    These things never happened but are alwaysthree reviewsBy reviewers in alphabetical orderRandom review review by Jean Paul Werner Walshaw SauterNext review review by JonfaithPrevious review review by Riku SarajI

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    Rather than present a distanced and readily understandable survey of Greek mythology Calasso instead goes into and behind the myths to create a verbal environment that to my mind comes as close as possible to reenacting in the mind of the reader the intellectual feel of living in a living mythology from both the perspective of the gods and th

  8. says:

    What can one write about a book which defies all definition? For Roberto Calasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony is su

  9. says:

    It has rarely happened to me even with those books I've read and have rated very high here at goodreads But here it did I feel resis

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    I started this book when it was new I got it for Christmas in 1988 actually I received two of them I started it but I couldn't finish it uickly it's rather heavy but not in a bad way very 'pregnant' of different meanings allusions co