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

I think of them as bedtime stories for adults — they have the enchanted f The Cosmicomics are a set of short stories published in the sixties by Italo Calvino. I read the original 12 Cosmicomics stories, but I actually have cosmicoomiche entire collection which is the edition my library had. Calvino at his most Borgesian, perhaps, playfully mythic yet distilling broad complex theory on art and life from simple here, astronomical concepts run to distant, unforeseen extents.

I don’t read Italian, but from the English end, it seemed very well done. Nov 26, Steven Godin rated it really liked it Shelves: All of the stories in Cosmicomicstogether with those from t zero and other sources, are now available in a single volume collection, Cosmiomiche Complete Cosmicomics Penguin UK, Tutte le cosmicomiche Cosmicomics By Mikko on June 8, 7: 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.


Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

About this Entry This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on June 8, 7: Recommended to Nate D by: Sep 08, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: There had never been things to play with before.

And Calvino sees the limitless lyrical and beautiful possibilities of the human condition – hope, joy, sadness, loss, yearning, lust, anger, confusion, jealousy, arrogance, love, desire – all contained within our universe, which of course containes the observer.

It was the first time. View all 7 comments. 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. Even the signs which we take to be words begins to break down, as calviino meanings of words proliferate and destabilize. Qfwfq also narrates some stories in Calvino’s t zero. The universe is a scientific place and science is unyielding.


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. Big Bang Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content. I sat wondering, what was that I just read!

For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” begins with the follo The concept is simple: The book charts the path of a character named Qfwfq who calbino through emerging galaxies, romps with hydrogen atoms, and, in general, makes observations about an evolving universe. The books reminds me that there is no boring topic only boring novelists. Is it cosmlcomiche spoiler to describe the first calvinp


I suppose absurdity is a tough art, and if a story misses a step and doesn’t really connect with the reader, there’s little hope. The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting.

And as imaginative writers go, Calvino was up there with the best of them. cosmicmiche

And in the next page: Subscribe to this blog’s feed. Well, calvkno one hell of an accomplished SF Just use your imagination and ride with Calvino in his make-believe flight. With so much richness in the stories and every story being completely different, it becomes hard to absorb the stories. Perhaps his point was to loosen the tie of dogmatic scientism.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jul 30, Rowena rated it it was amazing Shelves: During the course of these stories Calvino toys with continuous creation, the transformation of matter, and the expanding and contracting reaches of space and time.

Review based on the Finnish translation. View all 4 comments.