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Roberto Calasso (Florence, 1941) promoveerde op jonge leeftijd bij Mario Praz en trad vervolgens in dienst bij de vooraanstaande uitgeverij Adelphi te Milaan, waarvan hij sinds 1968 directeur is. Hij debuteerde in 1974 met L’impuro folle, over het geval-Schreber, een van de meest intrigerende kwesties uit de geschiedenis van de psycho-analyse. In 1983 volgde La rovina di Kasch, waarin hij een nieuwe geschiedenis schrijft van de Europese cultuur sinds de romantiek. Zijn internationale doorbraak kwam in 1988 met De bruiloft van Cadmus en Harmonia, dat inmiddels in meer dan tien talen werd vertaald.
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