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ruin of Kasch

Roberto Calasso

ruin of Kasch

by Roberto Calasso

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Published by Carcanet in Manchester .
Written in


Edition Notes

StatementRoberto Calasso ; translated by William Weaver and Stephen Sartarelli.
The Physical Object
Pagination385p. ;
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20266037M
ISBN 100856357138

  A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects—“the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else,” wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization in a new light, its guide is the French.   A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects--"the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else," wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in Cited by:

The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects: "the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else," wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization in a new light, its guide is the French statesman Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, who knew the secrets of the ancien régime and all that came after, and.   The Ruin of Kasch is about Talleyrand, but also, Italo Calvino notes, "about everything else." It's a whirlwind of a book, sometimes maddeningly so. It is one to pick up, ponder, put down, argue with, and then resume reading until the next argument pops up a page or two later/5(4).

A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art. The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects: "the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else," wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization in a new light, its guide is the French. Profligate in its voices and conversations, this startling, puzzling, profound book yields no take-away thesis; but it lingers in the memory like the aroma of an ancient library., The Ruin of Kasch is not a narrative but an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, not an essay but an endless string of brilliant insights into literature, history.


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The Ruin of Kasch is the first book in an ongoing series that includes The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor. Richard Dixon lives and works in Italy.

His translations include Ardor and The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso, and The Prague Cemetery by Umberto by:   The Ruin of Kasch is about Talleyrand, but also, Italo Calvino notes, "about everything else." It's a whirlwind of a book, sometimes maddeningly so.

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20 rows  His books have been translated into most European languages. He is the author of an Born: 30 May (age 79), Florence, Italy. Recensione: "The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects: the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else. And everything else includes all the things that have hapened in human history, from the beginning of civilisation until today It is a book that loves to reveal itself as wandering and vagrant, guided only by fancy and by an insatiable curiosity, constructed of fragments 4/5().

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The Ruin of Kasch is the first book in an ongoing series that includes The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor. Richard Dixon lives and works in Italy. His translations include Ardor and The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso, and The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco/5(2).

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The principal subject. The Ruin of Kasch is the first book in an ongoing series that includes The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor. Richard Dixon lives and works in Italy. His translations include Ardor and The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso, and Cited by: The Ruin of Kasch: : Calasso, Roberto, Dixon Roberto Calasso (born 30 May in Florence) is an Italian writer and publisher.

Apart from his mother tongue, Calasso is fluent in French, English, Spanish, German, Latin and ancient Greek. He has also studied Sanskrit. He has been called "a literary institution of one". The Ruin of Kasch is the first book in an ongoing series that includes The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire, and Ardor.

Richard Dixon lives and works in Italy. His translations include Ardor and The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso, and The Prague Cemetery by Umberto : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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