Roberto Calasso

1941 - 2021

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  Italy
languages spoken, written or signed:  ItalianEnglish
student of:  Mario Praz

Roberto Calasso (30 May 1941 – 28 July 2021) was an Italian writer and publisher. Apart from his mother tongue, Calasso was fluent in French, English, Spanish, German, Latin and ancient Greek. He also studied Sanskrit. He has been called "a literary institution of one". The fundamental thematic concept of his œuvre is the relationship between myth and the emergence of modern consciousness. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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