Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan. He’s the author of a work in various parts, which so far includes The Ruin of Kasch (1983), The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony (1988), Ka (1996), K.(2002), Tiepolo Pink (2006) and Baudelaire’s Folly (2008). Calasso is also the author of the novelL’Impuro Folle and two collections of essays The Forty-Nine Steps and Literature and the Gods. His One Hundred Letters to an Unknown Reader was published in 2003, and in 2004 he edited The ZÃ¼rau Aphorisms by Franz Kafka.
Roberto Calasso is an Italian writer and publisher. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Ka, K., Tiepolo Pink, La Folie Baudelaire and Ardor. He has edited The Zürau Aphorisms by Franz Kafka. Calasso has also written five collections of essays titled, The Forty-Nine Steps, Literature and the Gods, One Hundred Letters to an Unknown Reader, The Madness That Comes from the Nymphs and The Art of the Publisher.