Kigalrajas His lectures were attended by, among others, the young Roberto Calasso. Archetypes, the Persistence of Unifying Patterns. Le tre vie Piccola biblioteca Adelphi Italian Edition. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Biography [ edit ] Zolla was born in Turin to a cosmopolitan family.

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Biography[ edit ] Zolla was born in Turin to a cosmopolitan family. His father was the painter Venanzio Zolla — , born in England of Lombard father and an Alsatian mother. His mother was Blanche Smith — a British musician, originally of Kent.

At age 22, he became ill with tuberculosis. In , he moved to Rome , where he worked in the drafting of Tempo presente [This Time]. In , after ten years of engagement, he married the poet Maria Luisa Spaziani , but the marriage cracked almost immediately. From , he was tied to the writer Cristina Campo born Victoria Guerrini , with whom he lived until her death in His lectures were attended by, among others, the young Roberto Calasso.

From , he taught as a Professor at University of Catania , then to Genoa where he also taught Germanic Philology and, from , back to Rome. From to , he was secretary general of the Istituto Accademico di Roma and, from to , was director of Istituto Ticinese di Alti Studi in Lugano. In , after a trip to the Southwestern United States , he wrote a history of the image of the Indian in American literature , I letterati e lo sciamano [The Scholar and The Shaman ].

In later years he devoted himself to travel in India , Indonesia , China , Korea , and especially in Iran , which gave ample information in the book Aure. In January , he founded the magazine Conoscenza Religiosa [Religious Knowledge] published by Nuova Italia , which he directed until There were also published essays by Marcel Griaule. In , he wrote a controversial introduction to the first edition of The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. In , he presented the first global translation by Peter Modesto of the monumental work The Pillar and Ground of the Truth by the philosopher and mystic Russian Pavel Alexandrovich Florensky.

Scott Fitzgerald , and other twentieth-century American writers. In , he won an International Prize from the city of Ascoli Piceno. In , he left university education, moved to Montepulciano Siena , where he died 29 May The remaining works are in Spanish, French, and German.

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