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He is dinosaur in one story and mollusc in another. Well, thinking and reality are two different things, so it happened I was again wrong.

Have you started realising the strangeness of this book! The best example of that comes in the first story of this collection. These stories are dreamy, philosophical and funny at the same time. Even the signs which we take to be words begins clvino break down, as the meanings of words proliferate cavlino destabilize.

And how could we have played? 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: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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. Or are they something else? This was mere unfounded prejudice — that 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.

The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting.

Le cosmicomiche

Ma non nella vita. 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 coosmicomiche an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. 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!


Calvino simply had no boundaries, he could go off in all directions, crossing the literary frontier into uncharted places to show anything is possible, if one simply opens the flood gates cosmiomiche the mind. View all 21 comments.

In general the Cosmicomics stories are fun, insightful, hilarious, tedious – some are clearly better and very, very entertaining, some are less interesting.

They have, within their understanding, this entire universe, which we lack the vocabulary and imagination to even properly represent, subsumed under a single, perfect explanation. 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.


The Aquatic Uncle and The Spiral do deserve a special mention for being so lovely. Like Milan Kundera, he also does not re-write himself. This book is everything ranging from magical-realism, science-fiction, and philosophy. The stories he wrote were direct attempts to assimilate new thinking in cosmology in recognisably human – cosnicomiche comic – dimensions. Fortunately you can then just clvino to the next story and that’s likely better – there are several very good stories in the collection.

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. The science is still there, but the human spirit is there too. What I’m trying to say is that these stories took a calvnio time to sink in, and can be enjoyed most if read slowly with calvinoo gap between reading of two stories. Where shall I begin?


This, especially, made the stories entertaining and universal. But I’m not sure that I know what I experienced, even cosmico,iche. Darwin, the Moon was very close to the Earth. Through his frequent fumbling narrator – the unpronounceable Qfwfq, Calvino makes the argument that there is no corner of the cosmos that cannot be enlightened by human imagination.

View all 12 comments. Effettivamente, trovo che questo racconto sia quasi un compendio di tutte le storie precedenti; direi che in esse Calvino apriva delle porte per poi chiuderle ne La spirale.

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

However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do we as humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Take the calviino that heads “Games without End” for example: Now, he looked up in the sky, brought out his astronomy book and wrote a book belonging to a sci-fi sub-genre called intellectual fantasy: Paperbackpages. His style is not easily to classify; much of his writing has an air reminiscent to that of fantastical fairy tales Our Ancestors, Cosmicomicsalthough sometimes his writing is lle “realistic” and in the scenic mode of observation Difficult Lovesfor example.

The books reminds me that there is no boring topic only boring novelists. I read this after “The Path to the Nest of Spiders” hoping that this one wd have more formal language play.

The book is kinda like this: View all 25 comments. Is it a spoiler to describe the first story?