- Roberto Calasso
Roberto Calasso was born in Florence in 1941.
In the early 1980s, Calasso began a multi-volume work-in-progress that so far includes The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Ka, and K. He is also the author of L’impuro folle and essay collections The Forty-Nine Steps, Literature and the Gods, and La follia che viene dalle Ninfe.
Director of Edizioni Adelphi, Calasso also wrote The Forty-Nine Steps and Literature and the Gods.
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A powerful call from @PENamerica’s @SuzanneNossel urging us to understand that the brutal attempt on #SalmanRushdie’s life is an attack against the freedom to write, read, and think. #wordsmorepowerfulthanknives https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
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