Search Results: "Roberto Calasso"


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LA FOLIE BAUDELAIRE by Roberto Calasso
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Tough but rewarding, written with bold intelligence and panache."
An intellectually challenging and sometimes obscure assessment of the life and influence of French writer Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), whose poetry and critical essays made him a founding father of modernism. Read full book review >

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THE RUIN OF KASCH by Roberto Calasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Challenging, erudite, and unsettling observations on civilization and its plethora of discontents."
A fragmented, meditative inquiry into sacrifice, revolution, and modernity. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso's newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY by Roberto Calasso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1993

"A remarkable feat."
A stunning journey back to ancient Greece with Italian author Calasso, who, in a first US publication, takes apart the old myths to discover the birth of history and modern thinking amid timeless patterns of behavior. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF THE PUBLISHER by Roberto Calasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A treat for book lovers, especially those who lust for the productions of Feltrinelli, Bompiani, and, of course, Adelphi."
The eminent Italian litteratus and publisher brings learning and passion to this chronicle of the business of getting books into the hands of readers. Read full book review >

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ARDOR by Roberto Calasso
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"'The whole of Vedic India was an attempt to think further,' writes Calasso. He demands no less from his readers."
An alternately illuminating and baffling exploration of the primary texts of Indian philosophy and religion. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Lush landscapes, enchanted happenings, tangled roots and violence suffuse this beguiling collection of stories set in the highlands of Guatemala. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

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SHANGO by James Roberto Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Neatly told, nice love interest, fairly mild melodrama, and rich backgrounds on occult and voodoo practices."
Intriguing first novel about an Afro-Caribbean religion, by the author of The Cuban-American Experience and The Mexican Border Cities (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GORT by Gary W. Roberto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2010

"An uncompromising cautionary tale with bold notions about how the government of Earth ought to conduct itself."
Belligerent states on Earth get their just deserts from an intergalactic enforcer in Roberto's sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 14, 2009

"A balanced, well-researched and strongly written book; history buffs in particular will greatly enjoy."
The story of the American mission to kill the Japanese admiral responsible for the Pearl Harbor attacks told through the eyes of a young Midwestern pilot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. Read full book review >