If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Pale Fire by . Le cosmicomiche = Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino. Results 1 – 30 of 79 Le cosmicomiche by Italo Calvino and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at Le cosmicomiche by Italo Calvino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Author: Kazizil Kagasida
Country: Saint Lucia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 8 July 2013
Pages: 142
PDF File Size: 13.91 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.34 Mb
ISBN: 913-2-90705-440-6
Downloads: 88994
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazitaxe

William Weaver’s excellent translation won a National Book Award Even in the mundane, he paints delightful images that spark imagination and bring strange worlds right in front of readers’ eyes.

Then the tides gradually pushed her far away: However much I enjoyed these humorous and though-provoking stories, though, reading the original 12 was enough for my tastes in one sitting. Time – Martin Rees: I can only imagine how beautiful this book must be in Italian, and I almost feel sorry for William Weaver for having to translate this by the way, I find Mr.

Le cosmicomiche

For one, each story begins with an italicized blurb that reads like something out of ccalvino science text book. 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. All eleven of these tales are good, but if I had to pick a top-three-in-no-particular-order, they would be: I somehow finished the book that day, but ended up missing all the fun.

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. View all 3 comments. Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: The prose read so fluidly, yet so playfully idiosyncratic, I almost forgot that it wasn’t written in English. But, a big but, these are the things that surround the story, at the center of this is a love triangle.


I have a feeling I will be re-reading these stories for many years to come. The story is then set within that hypothesis where our narrator, Qfwfq, relates the story from the time he experienced each particular event in time.

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. Jan 25, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Jan 22, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: This collection includes the 12 original Cosmicomics, but adds to that the another vosmicomiche stories Calvino wrote later between when the original was published and The relationship established between various scientific concepts, bizarre living beings and their lives thereof, presents a witty commentary on understanding of the environment and coming to terms with innumerable and inevitable changes that takes place in our lives in natural as well as unnatural or uncalled ways.

The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting. The first half of my commute is a journey illuminated by the artificial lights of both commerce and my fellow ca,vino motorists before giving way to a monotonous stretch of interstate road, offering precious few spots of gap-toothed skyline that allow the evening sky to break through; one of these infrequent openings offered a glimpse of the cosmicomivhe, swollen moon. It was strangely a related interlude, a different look at the laws underpinning our universe and our reality.

What do I mean? 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.

Nov 17, Henry Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The name “Qfwfq” is a palindrome. View all 25 comments. Reading these stories by Calvino I couldn’t help but think of Borges constantly. The best example of that comes in the first story of this collection. In every story, Calvino harps on this inability for any of us to really understand the incredible nature of the universe.


There’s also the list of most popular entries. I sat wondering, what was that I just read!

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

This is not fantasy, this is not magical realism, it is sui generis – the best term I can think of is magical science. Now, you will ask me what in the world we went up on the Moon for; I’ll explain it to you.

They disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydr Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.

Tutte le cosmicomiche Cosmicomics By Mikko on June 8, 7: Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it Shelves: This is my third book by Italo Calvino and calvink still to disappoint me. Weaver’s translations of Calvino most excellent in terms of readability. Calvino, most especially has a knack for these set pieces. Tamaranth’s Non-Ephemera That’s the Book! 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 give them a recognisable voice, which twists around cosmlcomiche reader with a nimble and often humorous plot.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

Open Preview See a Problem? Borges messed with my mind. I had its richly resonant first two stories running through my head while driving home from work that evening.

This was mere unfounded prejudice — cosmicojiche seems obvious to me — because neither before nor after existed, nor any place to immigrate from, but there were those who insisted that the concept of “immigrant” could be understood in the abstract, outside of space and time.