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Le cosmicomiche : Italo Calvino :

Sometime in your life you’ve heard the advice: The the tides gradually pushed her far away: Open Preview See a Problem? The collection contains twelve short stories, each beginning with a short statement describing a scientific theory, a dry, explanatory piece of writing that feels like it could’ve been pulled out of an introductory astronomy or biology textbook. Then the tides gradually pushed her far away: Maybe with the fact that, this book cannot be tied down to a particular genre.

Qfwfq then goes on to tell a story of a group of people that would take a ladder up to the moon to harvest its cheese, and of his mute cousin who felt at home only on the moon, and of the captain’s wife who was in love with the cousin, and of the narrator’s love for the captain’s wife, and all the tragic results of the love triangle, with the moon at it center.

Mar 01, Stephen M rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. The distortion of a full lunar sphere just beginning its ascent, an engorged orb hanging so low and heavy that she could pass for the grandest part of the man-made horizon, is one of my favorite displays offered by my favorite celestial phenomenon: Been there, Seen that, done that.


It is just that in the course of writing I have come to take the oppostire route in stories that are a positive delirium of anthropomorphism, of the impossibility of thinking about the world except in terms of human figures. And he has been there even before universe came into existence. Especially at night, when you look up and all you can see are darkness and some small blinking tired stars? I will admit that a very great deal of my enjoyment of this novel stems from the fact that I’m conversant with cosmmicomiche science in a big way and this book incorporates it all very heavily in the narrative.

The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting. But I’m not sure that I know what I experienced, even now. It’s unusual and it’s very smart, but I wouldn’t let that deter you from reading it.

The close proximity of the moon and earth reminded me of the local legend told to us by our teachers here in the Philippines: Absolutely rated it liked it Recommended to K.

An Eternal Golden Braid at home. Even the signs which we take to be words begins to break down, as the meanings of words proliferate and destabilize. Who else could have come up with idea of scooping milk from the moon, and grumbling even before the Big Bang! Jul 01, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Take the blurb that heads “Games without End” for example: Who would have thought that there could still be interesting stories that can be told about the sky? My second try at reading Calvino and I definitely liked this one more than Invisible Cities.


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The entire book follows poor Qwfwq, if read literally, he is some sort of shape shifter—across species as well as subatomic particles—as he experiences the universe at varying times from the moment of its creation, to the development of matter, to the formation of vosmicomiche earth. This is a strange and creative work.

Calvino ripped it apart, fucked with it, and gave it back to me. Our Ancestors The Complete Cosmicomics.

Plinian themes in Italo Calvino’s ‘Cosmicomiche’, ‘Città Invisibili’ and ‘Palomar’

There was no longer any way to establish a point of reference. View all calvijo comments. Simply, the man reminds me of what a magical experience a good book is and why reading has been one of my favorite pastimes for as long as it has. Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just use your imagination and ride with Calvino in his make-believe flight.