Birth date: May 30, 1941
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Roberto Calasso has taken a place in my list of favourite authors. “La Folie Baudelaire” was my introduction to his work and I fell in love with not only the language but the way in which he approaches the subject, the subtle twists and turns in his writing that make it enjoyable to read and easy to...
Roberto Calasso proves to be unparalleled when it comes to informative and engaging writing. I have had "Les Fleur de Mal" on my to-read shelf for a couple years now, and came across this one totally by accident, not even realizing, when I bought it, that it was about the auhor of the same poetry co...
If you love Greek myths, you have to check this out. It is more of a book length essay about them, so don't think you are going to read a novel. The parts about heroes and monsters are really, really interesting and worth thinking about it.
A thought provoking work about reading and gods. Rather interesting, and something I find impossible to review because I am always thinking about it. Have to say I love the comments about reading.
Poetic and thought-provoking, though I will admit that certain metaphorical flights of fancy went sailing blithely over my head. Still, a lovely book, and one I'll have to reread in a few years to see what else is in here to be discovered.