The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, by Roberto Calasso

And all the while vine leaves were sprouting up on the bed and there was a sound of drums beating in the darkness.

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Civilisation, by Kenneth Clark

However complex and solid it seems, civilisation is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed. What are its enemies?

The Hero With A Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell

A┬áhero┬áventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES, by Joseph Campbell   The Hero…