"The appearance of this monumental work in a beautifully produced and richly illustrated English edition is a publishing event of considerable significance."--Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review"The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and elan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation. The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."--Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science MonitorBonnefoy, Yves is the author of 'Mythologies' with ISBN 9780226064536 and ISBN 0226064530.