The sacred literature of Hinduism is traditionally divided into two “families.” In the older of the two are the books of revelation, held in highest. Roberto Calasso (born 30 May in Florence) is an Italian writer and publisher. Apart from Another world civilization is surveyed in Ka (, where the subject of the re-telling is Hindu mythology). K restricts the focus to a single author. In Ka Roberto Calasso has taken the sprawling body of classical Sanskrit literature and synthesized it into a kind of novel. Each of its fourteen chapters.

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Codignola created a new publishing house called La Nuova Italia, in Florence, just like his Roberto Calasso born 30 May in Florence is an Italian publisher and writer. This was followed in by The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmonya book caoasso the tale of K and his wife Harmonia becomes a pretext for re-writing the great tales of Greek mythology and reflect on the reception of Greek culture for a contemporary readership.

Exhilarating, to see retelling of lesser known stories from Hindu mythology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His books have from been translated into most European languages. Uno dei lavori di R.


Nov 02, Pages Buy. Calasso was born in Florence ininto a family of the Tuscan upper class, well connected with some of the great Italian intellectuals of their time.

It has to be savoured over many nights. But that is not the kka. Apr 19, Nikolas Alixopulos rated it really liked it. What ensues is not an explanation, but an unveiling. But that’s a weak foundation for understanding the complex nature of Indian mythology.

Ka by Roberto Calasso

There is also something different about Italian writers. They were a sami and an asvattha.

Book-length essay about Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Roberto Calasso,by Erling Mandelmann. The book is divided into parts starting from the beginning of creation and ending with the calassoo of the Buddha. Open Preview See a Problem? The mind was what transformed and what was transformed.

I have a basic familiarity with the life of Buddha. Ka is the best introduction to Hindu mythology I have found: He is the author of an unnamed ongoing work reflecting on the culture of modernity which began with The Ruin of Kasch ina book admired by Italo Calvino.


It is a striking extended metaphor. And she too seemed absorbed in contemplation. To ask other readers questions about Kaplease sign up. But this book strings all the mythological tales together very intelligently and with a perspective that only someone with a wider perspective of human nature and thought processes can give. Perhaps hopefully I absorbed more than I thought. Immortality proved to be oppressive. If you read as a means and not an end, i. How he differentiated Buddha’s doctrines from the early beliefs in Hinduism and how he slowly faded out the magical world, making us want to believe that it really did exist but eventually just faded away.

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Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

A Self, atman–that was the name it used. May 18, Keram Malicki-Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: I really believe in reading the books at the right time in life to really enjoy them, and this got in a little early. It was Ananda who feared death and lusted after women. Call it impatience or just a dis-interest in thinking of things to a depth I I should have waited a few more years to read this. It is an amazing achievement.

And this task could not be undertaken in opposition to the Asuras, but only with their help.