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  • If you want a dazzling, complex, erotic and utterly original European novel of ideas, Calasso is your man, and Ka his masterpiece

    Sunday Times
  • To read Ka is to experience a giddy invasion of stories - brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful ... these stories are superbly narrated

    Sunil Khilnani, New York Times Book Review
  • Passage[s] of such ecstatic insight and cross-cultural synthesis-simply, of such beauty

    The New York Review of Books
  • The very best book about Hindu mythology that anyone has ever written ... A magnificent reading of Hindu texts. Its power arises in part through strong, vivid writing and in part through stunning, unexpected metaphors

    Wendy Doniger, The New Republic
  • Magnificent ... A moving, exhilarating, extraordinary book ... An astonishing synthesis of myths and legends, philosophical inquiry, and speculative narrative

    Shashi Tharoor, Washington Post Book World
  • A scintillatingly challenging book ... Its opening sentences are as startling as any in all of literature

    Thomas McGonigle, Los Angeles Times
  • All is spectacle and delight, and tiny mirrors reflecting human foibles are set into the weave, turning this retelling into the stuff of literature ... Calasso's erudition and his capacity for invention appear to be limitless

    The New Yorker

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