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Climb up on the Moon? This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on June 8, 7: View all 25 comments.

Le cosmicomiche

This one pretty much floored me. Where there had been empty space there was now a something, a sign, a symbol that had to be reckoned with.

It causes them not a single shred of doubt or calvinl it is completely beyond me. Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best example of that comes in the first story of this collection. Yet what Calvino achieves in Cosmicomics is unparalleled.

Unfortunately, it seems the collection hasn’t been translated in English. View all 9 comments. I read William Weaver’s Italian-English translation. In an interview within a book called The Uses of Literature: For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” begins with the following passage: It is possibly the most enjoyable story collection ever written, a book that will frequently make you laugh out loud at its mischievous mastery, capricious ingenuity and nerve.

Just use your imagination and ride with Calvino in his make-believe flight. Si tratta de La spiralesignificativamente posta a cosmickmiche della raccolta. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Twelve dazzling stories from Calvino, where his ambition here was to create a ludic fiction that could reflect complex advances in science without losing his playful nature and sense of magic and lightness. Now tell me, how much creativity, strangeness, humour, drama, philosophy can calvio packed in a page story.


Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics) – Mikko reads

View all 4 comments. Wikiquote has quotations related to: But the real cracking point is when Qfwfq starts telling about the times when the lovely lady Ph i Nko goes to bed with her lover. Su questo tenore si potrebbe continuare calvibo libitum.

I am overcome with gratitude and astonishment for having a brain and consciousness capable of appreciating this ever-confounding reality we call home and Calvino, for making it so damn wonderful and fun. Jan 25, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Science is cold, it’s unforgiving, and it will rightly destroy lives if that’s what science requires. However, this collection would be fun to have around and be able to sample a story from time to time. And there I was, the book freshly in my hand, thinking that I had a vague idea of what journey I was about to embark upon.

However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do we as humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality? The optical illusion that makes a low moon loom gigantically renders a familiar sight unusual, and stealing a few glances of it during my daily trek lent a tangibility to Calvino’s story I wasn’t expecting but didn’t really surprise me.

Cosmicomics First edition Einaudi, [1]. So, what is cosmicomics? As his narrator Qfwfq says: Calvino’s tale parallels the type of world in which we now live. What struck me most about this book is how actively shameful impulses have shaped and driven self-aware creatures since, quite literally, there have been self-aware beings in a position to affect their environment. More than just that, however, is what permeates through all of these stories.

The prediction is in regards to the origin and formation of the moon. Paperbackpages. Embarrassed to find that actions he’d hoped had be Calvino at his most Borgesian, perhaps, playfully mythic yet distilling broad complex theory on art and life from simple here, astronomical concepts run to distant, unforeseen extents. While the formative years of the cosmic terrain — the Earth and its lunar satellite included — are decidedly alien in their lack of familiar concepts just as our commonalities were novel then: About this Entry This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on June 8, 7: Maybe with the fact that, this book cannot be tied down to a particular genre.


Mi ha parlato di una poesia che tutti dovrebbero leggere almeno una volta. Calvino at his most Borgesian, perhaps, playfully mythic yet distilling broad complex theory on art and life from simple here, astronomical concepts run to distant, unforeseen extents. Who else could have come up with idea of scooping milk from the moon, and grumbling even before the Big Bang! Want to Read saving…. My second encounter with Calvino was just as fortuitous and spilled off the page into real life just as much as my first — so much, in fact, that I bought another one of this books almost immediately upon finishing this one because I just want to glut myself on Calvino’s unequaled prose.

Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: So, generally people know what they are getting into when they crack the cover. This, especially, made the stories entertaining and universal. It’s unusual and it’s very smart, but I wouldn’t let that deter you from reading it. Calvino ripped it apart, fucked with it, and gave it back to me.

Effettivamente, trovo che questo racconto sia quasi un compendio di tutte le storie precedenti; direi che in esse Calvino apriva delle porte per poi chiuderle ne La spirale.

Especially at night, when you look up and all you can see are darkness and some small blinking tired stars?