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Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.
Jan 25, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: The book charts the path of a character named Qfwfq who roams through emerging galaxies, romps with calvini atoms, and, in general, makes observations about an evolving universe. Yet what Calvino achieves in Cosmicomics is unparalleled.
Le Cosmicomiche Calvino, Italo: But is that really what they are? View all 3 comments. He loo Twelve totally enchanting tales about the evolution of the universe.
This review or rather my gushy ramblings might convey a little about this book and more about my love for Calvino, so I highly recommend a more definite and fantastic review by Stephen M along with reading this book. And as imaginative writers go, Calvino xi up there with the best of them.
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How does one simply lump Calvino into a single category? They have to climb a ladder and jump, lingering for a moment between the gravitational pulls of both surfaces cosmicomjche the point where the gravity of the moon overtakes the gravity of the earth and the person is pulled towards the moon.
Calvino provides access to this unyielding world by creating cracks capvino which the human imagination can sneak in, move around, and experience science in non-scientific ways.
The scope and the way this was written kinda blew my mind. What was truly amazing about this collection is that, rather than concentrating on facts as Borges didCalvino concentrated on characters and their interaction.
It even follows a strict three-act structure with inciting incident, dark night of the soul and denouement. It’s a love story with a very complicated relationship of an alien with another alien, it’s a love story with time, physics, genetics, and all sorts of real math. Reading these stories cosjicomiche Calvino I couldn’t help but think of Borges constantly.
Where the distance of the moon from the ocean was just a ladder away. But what the hell does that even mean?
Weaver’s translations of Calvino most excellent in terms of readability. The universe is a scientific place and science is unyielding.
I read four stories on first day, and by the time I finished fourth, I did not have stamina to read a single word more. View all 4 comments. The effects weren’t always catastrophic but they did leave lasting marks on the nascent universe.
Want to Read saving…. All eleven of these tales are good, but if I had to pick a top-three-in-no-particular-order, they would be: In a way, the stories are profoundly human in their way of touching upon love – an unexplainable phenomenon given the settings. Any one and their mom can write some poetically-tinged block of prose and send it on its way, but it takes a little something extra to create a literary world, living and breathing with the perfect amount of detail it needs, complete unto itself, full of imaginative wonder.
Le Cosmicomiche by Calvino, Italo
Some of his writing has been called postmodernreflecting on literature and the cosmifomiche of reading, while some has been labeled magical realist, others fables, others simply “modern”. Indeed, I think everyone should read this and have it be a solid staple of the mind. Molto Buono Very Good. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There was no longer any way to establish a point of reference. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Calvino at his most Borgesian, perhaps, playfully mythic yet distilling broad complex theory on art and life cqlvino simple here, astronomical concepts run to distant, unforeseen extents.