The ruin of kasch has 166 ratings and 17 reviews szplug said i was steered to calassos first english translation by hugh graham citing its exploratio. Calasso unpacks the hidden meanings in this simple parable the story of the kingdom of kasch teaches how sacrifice is the cause of ruin and also how the absence of sacrifice is the cause of ruin this pair of simultaneous and contradictory truths points to a single and darker truth which rests in the stillness society is the ruin. Roberto calasso is the publisher of adelphi edizioni and the author of books such as the ruin of kasch the marriage of cadmus and harmony ka la folie baudelaire the forty nine steps and the art of the publisher among others he lives in milan. Sacrifice calasso concludes is the cause of ruin but also the absence of sacrifice is the cause of ruin society itself is the ruin because it reverberates the sound of the world its incessant devouring whirr
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