The sacred literature of Hinduism is traditionally divided into two “families.” In the older of the two are the books of revelation, held in highest. In Ka Roberto Calasso has taken the sprawling body of classical Sanskrit literature and synthesized it into a kind of novel. Each of its fourteen chapters. KA. Stories of the Mind and Gods of India. by Roberto Calasso In crisply written prose, Calasso (The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony.

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And I’ve hardly hatched from my egg. Hitler was enthusiastic about this guide and remembered him. Jun 18, James Murphy rated it it was amazing. There is also something different about Italian writers. Then I hand the pages to my assistant, Federica, and she transcribes them on the computer. Inthe philosopher Giovanni Gentile was assassinated. An absolutely beautiful book- though has some moments I feel could have been condensed.

Anything, so long as there be a trial, a risk, a task. Ka decodes Hindu myth in a style that might be roberfo to the fascists.

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The horse was cut up while the priest asked who was cutting it up, and answered himself, Ka. Calasso has undertaken the mammoth task of going through classical Indian mythology and effectively boiling it down to “sound-bites”.

He is the author of an unnamed ongoing work reflecting on the culture of modernity which began with The Ruin of Kasch ina book admired by Italo Calvino. We are their slaves. One can learn from Robert Calasso about fictionalising Hindu mythology without loosing unique way of story telling.


Immortality proved to be oppressive. The mind did not even know whether it existed or not. It is not simple, but it is poetic. Bazlen was a great Taoist master. Calasso was born in Florence robeertointo a family of the Tuscan upper class, well connected with some of the great Italian intellectuals of their time.

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Prajapati was the mind before anything existed. Mostly I xalasso jot down anytime he raises a question, such as “But how did it all begin? Roberto Calasso born 30 May in Florence is an Italian writer and publisher. Think maybe I need to come back to this one when I’m more familiar with Indian mythology. She plunged from the Milky Way on top of Siva’s head, only to get lost, and spread out among the forest of his hair.


Open Preview See a Problem? Roberto Caoasso is a literary institution of one. It leaves the reader to form their individual thoughts, opinions, interpretations while keeping them engaged with story telling found often in fiction. No trivia or quizzes yet.

L’editoria come genere letterario. Leer estas historias de la mano de Calasso no es u Ka es un libro fascinante.

Well, in truth, that is how things should be, but they are disrupted practically every day. I had a real passion for Robertoo Brando. Retrieved 15 December His books have been translated into most European languages. I’m probably reading the U It started out well, but very quickly became dry.

The story is enchanting. I had some American friends in Rome back then, experts in all sorts of drugs. Now one is born dead and slowly has to come to life. Going back in time to what came before it, or forward a little, after it ended, we encounter a net that brushes against us on every side–and immediately we are struck by the conviction that we will never see the edges of that net, because there are no edges.


This page was last edited on 21 Aprilat The narrative wandered around like the horse. Certain writers or scholars, like Thomas Browne, believed that they were a secret language. What Calasso did with western classical mythology in The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony he also does with Indian mythology.

That was the day on which Bazlen told me that a publishing house was going to start where we might publish the books we truly liked. Chapter VII describes the sacrifice of the horse, the “king of all sacrifices,” Calasso writes, for he who celebrated it became king of all kings and would obtain everything he desired.

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The computer I use for other things—the Internet, reading. Far less exolanation than his Greek myth equivalent – though I’m aware I need less there. Why should the mind be before and after every other thing? They remained in jail for a month, every night thinking they might be executed the next day. Ma questo non diminuisce minimamente il dolore. I tend to reach for a book I think will be good for my brain to counteract a feeling I get every now and again that the Internet and my life are making me stupid.

Oct 30, Robedto Buy. Existen pasajes de una inteligencia asombrosa y otros de una emotividad conmovedora.