Ardor

Ardor

In a meditation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice 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, or ruins. They created no empires. Even the soma, the… (more)

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Calasso’s prose is scrupulously lucid and elegant in Richard Dixon’s translation. However, it demands familiarity with a very different intellectual tradition than the one manifest today in the pieties of radical, liberal and conservative thought.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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