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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. There was no longer any way to establish a point of reference. A lot more signs caovino put up after that. Lived on the nebulae, Lived as a dinosaur, fallen in love with a tadpole.

Jul 01, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 30, Christopher rated it really liked it. Yes a love triangle and this story has very sad and heart-breaking end. But these stories will make you think, make you feel in awe of this world, put a smile on your face and before you know it, you are ready to put yet another day away.

It is totally believable and so natural it seems real, not allegory.

However, this collection would be fun to have around and be able to sample a story from time to time. The effects weren’t always catastrophic but they did leave lasting marks on the nascent universe. My only solace is indulging in what I love: It will make a lot more sense when I tell you that I rated this book with 3-stars on the day I finished it, 4-stars a week later and 5-stars after penning down this review.


Le Cosmicomiche

The prose read so fluidly, yet so playfully idiosyncratic, I almost forgot that it wasn’t written in English. Jacket illustration by M. But collecting from the stories, he is some kind of anthropomorphized shape-shifter. His style is not easily to classify; much of his writing has an air reminiscent to Italo Calvino was calvion in Cuba and grew up in Italy.


The universe is a scientific place and science is unyielding. I had its richly resonant first two stories running through my head while driving home from work that evening.

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.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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?

In addition to the bright points of nuclear fusion, I also see life on other worlds, the destruction of other planets, and the foreseeable time when nothing will exists at all.


Le Cosmicomiche by Calvino, Italo

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Le Cosmicomiche Calvino, Italo: 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.

But that’s not a small thing! Cosmicomics is just what it says it is, a series of short comedies about the cosmos. I know now not to wait too long – Calvino’s stories have the tendency to sink deeper, to become more intriguing and less transparent as time progresses.

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This would not be the first and I sincerely doubt the last time I couldn’t help but apply Calvino’s vision to a real-world occurrence. The first half of my commute is a journey illuminated by the artificial lights coxmicomiche both commerce and my fellow impatient motorists before giving way to a monotonous stretch of interstate road, offering precious few spots of gap-toothed skyline that allow the ,e sky to break through; one of these infrequent openings offered a glimpse of the looming, swollen moon.

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!