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Jun 22, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 12, Calviino rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrea by: I think of them as bedtime stories for adults — they have the enchanted feel of a bedtime fairy tales, but not really the story structure, nor necessarily the happy endings.

View all 9 comments. Calvino, most especially has a knack for these set pieces.

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But is that really what they are? What do I mean? It causes them not a single shred of doubt or uncertainty; it is completely beyond me. Mi ha parlato di una poesia che tutti dovrebbero leggere almeno una volta. And as imaginative writers go, Calvino was up there with the best of them.

Actually the whole collection felt like Borges to me, but if Borges had decided to write his stories based dalvino science instead of about books, history and arcane knowledge. The Cosmicomics are a set of short stories published in the sixties by Italo Calvino.

Clubbing is the next entry in this blog. Fortunately you can then just skip to the next story and that’s likely better – there are several very cqlvino stories in the collection. Paperbackpages.


Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. Ultimately, Calvino is one of my favorite authors because he can take nearly any premise and breath wonderful imaginative life into them.

For one, each story begins with an italicized blurb that reads like something out of a science te This is a strange and creative work. I was valvino, I was puzzled.

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In fact, this is what Salman says about the book: 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. And while the science bits and how it’s written is very heavy in a way, I don’t think it overwhelms the actual stories at all.

I rarely read anything as creative as this, I mean the book’s narrator is someone or something? I think it would be improved, making it even more readable and brilliant Each story is prefaced with an italicized section detailing a certain scientific theory or maxim.

Or are they something else? Even though this was my 8th Calvino, he’s like a jack-in-the-box that never gets boring, no matter how many times you open the lid! Part fiction, part science, part scientific theory, and part allegoric fables. Each story takes a scientific “fact” though sometimes a falsehood by today’s understandingand builds an imaginative story around it. Absolutely rated it liked it Recommended to K.

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There was a “Translation” award from to Mar 01, Daniel Villines rated it really liked it. All eleven of these tales are good, but if I had to pick a top-three-in-no-particular-order, they would be: To ask other readers questions about Cosmicomicsplease sign up.


There’s also the list of most popular entries. The name “Qfwfq” is a palindrome. There was no longer any way to establish a point of reference. This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on June 8, 7: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

cosmicomichhe Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. The best example of that comes in the first story of this collection.

This is my third book by Italo Calvino and he still to disappoint me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But the real cracking point is when Qfwfq starts el about the times when the lovely lady Ph i Nko goes to bed with her lover. I cwlvino 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!

Perhaps simply to point out that even hard science requires a narrative to have significant explanatory power. Calvino takes scientific facts and theories and gives them a human perspective without any human charactersand does it all in the most simple, quirky way you could imagine.