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Ardor (Paperback): Roberto Calasso

Ardor (Paperback)

Roberto Calasso

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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, ruins. Only a 'Parthenon of words' remains: verses and formulations suggesting a daring understanding of life. 'If the Vedic people had been asked why they did not build cities,' writes Calasso, 'they could have replied: we did not seek power, but rapture.' This is the ardor of the Vedic world, a burning intensity that is always present, both in the mind and in the cosmos. With his signature erudition and profound sense of the past, Calasso explores the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that define the Vedas. Often at odds with modern thought, he shows how these texts illuminate the nature of consciousness more than neuroscientists have been able to offer us up to now.

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Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2015
Authors: Roberto Calasso
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
ISBN-13: 978-1-84614-507-0
Languages: English
Subtitles: Italian
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
Books > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Non-Western philosophy > Oriental & Indian philosophy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
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LSN: 1-84614-507-4
Barcode: 9781846145070

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