Roberto Calasso

Roberto Calasso (30 May 1941 28 July 2021) was an Italian writer and publisher. Apart from his mother tongue, Calasso was fluent in French, English, Spanish, German, Latin and ancient Greek. He also studied Sanskrit. He has been called “a literary institution of one”. The fundamental thematic concept of his oeuvre is the relationship between myth and the emergence of modern consciousness.


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