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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846145070
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99

Ardor



A meditation on the ancient wisdom of the Vedas: Calasso brings ritual, sacrifice and myth to bear on the modern world

In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom the Paris Review has called 'a literary institution', explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people who lived more than three thousand years ago in northern India: they left behind almost no objects, images, ruins. Only a 'Parthenon of words' remains: verses and formulations suggesting a daring understanding of life.

  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846145070
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Roberto Calasso

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Literature and the Gods, Ka and K.

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