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“A giddy invasion of stories–brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful.” –The New York Times Book Review “So brilliant. With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought to his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers. At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso’s newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that.

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Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

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KA by Roberto Calasso | Kirkus Reviews

He begins with a mystery: What ensues is not an explanation, but an unveiling. Here are the stories of the creation of mind and matter; calassl the origin of Death, of the first sexual union and the first parricide. A tour de force of scholarship and seduction, Ka is irresistible. Roberto Calasso was born in Florence in He lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi Edizioni.



The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, his kz book, has been translated into 12 languages. Its power arises in part through strong, vivid writing and in part through stunning, unexpected metaphors. Literary Criticism Religion Category: About Ka “A giddy invasion of stories—brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful.

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Praise “The very best book about Hindu mythology that anyone has ever written…A magnificent reading of Hindu texts. Looking for More Great Reads? Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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