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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The prose read so fluidly, yet so playfully idiosyncratic, I almost forgot that it wasn’t written in English. Tutta tela con sopracoperta. My second try at reading Calvino cosmicomicje I definitely liked this one more than Invisible Cities.

But that is about something written on the pages of this book, but not what the book itself is. I know now not to wait too long – Calvino’s stories have the tendency to sink deeper, to become falvino intriguing and Cosmicomics Public Private login e.

None of these epigraphs are attributed to a source, so I have to assume that they are Calvino’s own paraphrase, but should we take them as “scientific fact”? And if I ask myself do I believe these things to be true, I would say yes, I believe. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. How appropriate, to give this book stars!


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For example, “The Distance of the Moon” continues thus: View all 25 comments. Have you started realising the strangeness of this book!

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I enjoyed the humor, and also just the wackiness of imagining Qfwfq and his friends and family living before the universe had expanded it was quite crowded! The name “Qfwfq” is a palindrome.

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We had her on top of us at that time, that enormous Moon: Fine copy in a fine dust jacket with some minor wear at bottom edge of front flap. Borges messed with my mind. 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. The stories, I believe, can best be described as “scientific myths,” i.

There were nights when the Moon was full and very, very low, and the tide was so high that the Moon missed a ducking in the sea by a hair’s-breadth; well, let’s say a few yards anyway. I will admit that a very great deal of my enjoyment of this novel stems from the fact that I’m conversant with real science in a big way and this book incorporates it all very heavily in the narrative. This is my third book by Italo Calvino and he still to disappoint me.

Where Calvino shines is in the use of language. And Calvino sees the limitless lyrical and beautiful possibilities of the human condition – hope, joy, sadness, loss, yearning, lust, anger, confusion, jealousy, arrogance, love, desire – all contained within our universe, which of course containes the observer.


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There is a story about cosmiconiche steady state theory of the universe, the theory all but rejected now. This is not fantasy, this is not magical realism, it is sui generis – the best term I can think of is magical science.

La forma dello spazio. Calvino prefaces his stories with a fact or hypothesis about the universe, then he moves on to get inside these vast abstractions, with his trademark qualities that Twelve dazzling stories from Calvino, where his ambition here was to create a ludic fiction that could reflect complex advances cosmicomicje science without losing his cosmicomlche nature and sense of magic and lightness. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

First story, ‘The Distance of the Moon’ starts like this: For a long time, his sign remains untarnished.

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Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: Granted, he calls “big-bang” the “other hypothesis,” and devotes the preceding story “All at One Point” to just that idea, but all of this and the title itself makes me think that Calvino was laughing on the page.

It’s really that good and that odd. Well, it’s one hell of an accomplished SF