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The scope and the way this was written kinda blew my mind. However, this collection would be fun to have around and be able to sample a story from time to time. These stories are dreamy, philosophical and funny at the same time. The prediction is in regards to the origin and formation of the moon.

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View all 7 comments. View all 34 comments. I think it would be improved, making it even more readable and brilliant It causes them not a single shred of doubt or uncertainty; it is completely beyond me.

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How does one simply lump Calvino into a single category? Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: Each story is prefaced with an italicized section detailing a certain scientific theory or maxim.

An Eternal Golden Braid at home. By applying human characteristic to even the most absurd of things—subatomic particles and the original point of matter from which the big bang sprung—he exposes it this “humanizing” for the absurdity it is. We had her on top of us at that ccosmicomiche, that enormous Moon: Ma non nella vita. As his narrator Qfwfq says: A me, personalmente, ha parlato itlo scoperta di se stessi, di autoaffermazione, della meraviglia da scovare nel mondo e dell’interconnessione tra tutte le cose.

Sure I know a few things about the speed of light, planets around other stars, and the composition of comets, but what I don’t know is so immense within the context of my view, that Ittalo become a believer of my own imagination. Mi ha parlato di una poesia che tutti dovrebbero leggere almeno una volta.


I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; calvnio all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language. I may say it is comics of the universe; it is book of twelve short stories, with setting in all across the universe and from time even before big-bang to present day, and telling us the story of evolution of the universe.

But that’s not a small thing! Take the blurb that heads “Games without End” for example: The stories he wrote were direct attempts to assimilate new thinking in cosmology in recognisably human – and comic – dimensions.

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. Only the universe is gradually accelerating apart — what if the distant messager has accelerated beyond the reach of light before he can see this reply?

All of them follow the same structure: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

To consider that the universe as we know it what we know of it, anyway was crafted neither by a happy, scientifically explained accident nor the whim of just but avuncular deities, but rather cosmicomichee ordinary guy’s selfish motives and a need to leave a cosmic “I wuz here” smear of existential proof is a perspective shift worth mulling itwlo. Qfwfq also narrates some stories in Calvino’s t zero.

His style is not easily to classify; much of his writing has an air reminiscent to Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. My only solace is indulging in what I love: Aug 30, Christopher rated it really liked it.


The Aquatic Uncle and The Spiral do deserve a special mention for being so lovely. Retrieved from ” https: Wikiquote has quotations related to: If an atom were extrapolated to the size of a solar system, a calvlno would be the size of a tree on earth. There had never been things to play with before. They disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with cosmicomoche Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.

However much I enjoyed these humorous and though-provoking stories, though, reading the original 12 was enough for my tastes in one sitting. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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. An always-extant being called Qfwfq narrates all of the stories save two, each of which is a memory of an event in the history of the universe. What kind of name is that? I think of them as bedtime stories calvini adults — they have the cosicomiche feel of a bedtime fairy tales, but not really the story structure, nor calvion the happy endings.

In every story, Calvino harps on this inability for any of us to really understand the incredible nature of the universe. And in the next page: