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"The very best book about Hindu mythology that anyone has ever written...A magnificent reading of Hindu texts. Its power arises in part through strong, vivid writing and in part through stunning, unexpected metaphors."
--Wendy Doniger, The New Republic
"Magnificent...A moving, exhillarating, extraordinary book...An astonishing synthesis of myths and legends, philosophical inquiry, and speculative narrative"
--Shashi Tharoor, Washington Post Book World
"A scintillatingly challenging book...Its opening sentences are as startling as any in all of literature."
--Thomas McGonigle, Los Angeles Times
"All is spectacle and delight, and -tiny mirrors reflecting human foibles are set into the weave, turning this retelling into the stuff of literature...Calasso's erudition and his capacity for invention appear to be limitless."
--The New Yorker
"To read Ka is to experience a giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful."
--Sunil Khilnani, New York Times Book Review
"A buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"This riveting performance (rendered beautifully into English by Tim Parks) is the fruit of a union
between serious scholarship and a mercurial imagination."
--Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Calasso has certainly managed to open a new road through the old landscape of literature."
--John Banville, New York Review of Books
Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, Italy.
Having read the reviews that have already been posted, it is clear to me that there is no more to be said other than this work is phenomenal. Read morePublished 5 months ago by HIM
KA, by the Italian writer Roberto Calasso, is a breathtaking and revelatory book. Calasso had hit the boards running in 1993 with THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY, a reimagining... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Glenn J. Shea
An interesting amalgama of traditional mythology and personal points of view. Not as easily readable as the Marriage of Cadmus and Harmonia.Published on May 4, 2013 by Alina Malta
Roberto Calasso put his mind into a place that create a shocking release of ideas. Not that they are complex or not relatable (they are very relatable even in their proper... Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by Lthm2
Hindu Mythology comes alive in the pages of this book. Beautifully written, Calasso is indeed gifted with research & expression. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Pratibha Jain
The author writes beautifully and he can keep your attention for awhile, especially in the first few chapters. Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by G. Singh
It certainly helps having some background knowledge of hindu mythology before picking this book up (same goes for greek mythology and the Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony). Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by ILC reader