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.


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…