Roberto Calasso
Literature and the Gods


The book of the universal erudite and brilliant intellectual is the culmination of many years of his research of the nature of the imaginary. From the expulsion of classical deities in the era of Reason to their release by romantics, the history of the gods can be read as an encrypted history of literary inspiration. Opening the divine whisper behind the best poetry and prose of different centuries, Calasso instills in us a sense of mystery and charm of great literature.

ISBN 978-5-89059-346-7