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The Resource Literature and the gods, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

Literature and the gods, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Tim Parks

Label
Literature and the gods
Title
Literature and the gods
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Tim Parks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Literature and the Gods traces the return of pagan divinities to Western literature from their first reappearance at the beginning of the modern era to their place in the literature of our own time." "Calasso sets out to uncover the divine - godly or otherwise - in specific texts, and finds in it what he calls "absolute literature." With its roots in early Vedic verse, absolute literature reached the apex of its expression during the period beginning with the German Romantics in 1798 and ending with Mallarme's death in 1898. But Calasso also discovers the divine in the work of Valery, Auden, Yeats, Montale, Borges, and Nabokov, and he reveals how these writers, in their own very particular ways, were articulating the same unnameable thing. Finally, he delineates the timeless, ever-mysterious laws that surround the creative act itself."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
TUL
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Calasso, Roberto
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gods in literature
  • Paganism in literature
  • Literature
Label
Literature and the gods, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Tim Parks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46674456
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780375411380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Literature and the gods, Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Tim Parks
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46674456
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780375411380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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