A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art.
This is the ardor of the Vedic world, a burning intensity that is always present, both in the mind and in the cosmos. With his signature erudition and profound sense of the past, Calasso explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that define the Vedas. Often at odds with modern thought, he shows how these texts illuminate the nature of consciousness more than neuroscientists have been able to offer us up to now.
An utterly original, fascinating interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka that is simultaneously an unprecedented exploration into the mystery of Kafka himself.
A unique and fascinating exploration of the essential thinkers of our time - by the author of the bestselling The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony.
A remarkable retelling of Hindu mythology, from one of Europe's greatest literary figures.
New to Penguin Classics, the international bestseller by one of Europe's pre-eminent literary figures.