The Book of All Books

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A man named Saul is sent to search for some lost donkeys and on the way is named king of his people. The queen of a remote African realm travels for three years with her multitudinous retinue to meet the king of Jerusalem and pose him a few riddles. A man named Abraham hears a divine voice speaking words that reverberate throughout the Bible: ‘Go away from your land, from your kindred and from the house of your father toward the land that I will show you’. In ‘The Book of All Books’, Roberto Calasso weaves together stories of promise and separation from one of the founding texts of Western civilisation.

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‘Beautiful, intellectually thrilling . . . unlike anything else’ Telegraph

Promise and separation. Grace and guilt. The chosen and the damned. Roberto Calasso’s captivating retelling of key stories from the bible evokes the dramatic world of the Old Testament and casts one of the founding texts of Western civilization in an astonishing – and disquieting – new light.

The Book of All Books is the culmination of a lifetime’s work and the tenth part of a series that began with The Ruin of Kasch.

‘Engaging . . . enlightening’ Financial Times

‘Surprising . . . vivid’ Spectator

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Weight337 g
Dimensions19812926 mm