By Roberto Calasso
Extraordinary, encouraged, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the fruits of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong learn of the gods within the human mind's eye. by way of uncovering the divine whisper that lies at the back of the easiest poetry and prose from around the centuries, Calasso supplies us a renewed feel of the secret and attraction of significant literature.
From the banishment of the classical divinities throughout the Age of cause to their emancipation through the Romantics and their position within the literature of our personal time, the heritage of the gods is also learn as a ciphered and luxurious background of literary idea. Rewriting that tale, Calasso carves out a sacred house for literature the place the presence of the gods is discernible. His inquiry into the character of “absolute literature” transports us to the geographical regions of Dionysus and Orpheus, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, and activates a lucid and impassioned protection of poetic shape, even if it sounds as if severed from any social functionality. Lyrical and guaranteed, Literature and the Gods is an intensely enticing paintings of literary confirmation that merits to be learn along the masterpieces it celebrates.