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Jul 30, Rowena rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who would have thought that there could still be interesting stories that can be told about the sky? Refresh and try again.

This story may be the longest, and it is his most effective. In a way, the ktalo are profoundly human in their way of touching upon love – an unexplainable phenomenon given the settings. I am overcome with gratitude and astonishment for having a brain and consciousness capable of appreciating this ever-confounding reality we call home and Calvino, for making it so damn wonderful and fun.

Su questo tenore si potrebbe continuare ad libitum. And in the next page: I have a feeling I will be re-reading these stories for many years to come.

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But that’s not a small thing! I must add that past and future were vague terms for me, and I couldn’t make much distinction between them: Reading these stories by Calvino I couldn’t help but think of Borges constantly. Perhaps simply to point out that even hard science requires a narrative to have significant explanatory power.


Mar 01, Stephen M rated it it was amazing Shelves: What I’m trying to say is that these stories took a little time to sink in, and can be enjoyed most if read slowly with wide gap between reading of two stories. The books reminds me that there is no boring topic only boring novelists.

Who else could have come up with idea of scooping milk from the moon, and grumbling even before the Big Bang! 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 of the stories feature non-human characters which have been heavily anthropomorphized. One-upmanship takes over and soon—at least in terms of galactic years—the signs and countersigns begin proliferating at a rapidly escalating pace. 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. Been there, Seen that, done that. There is a story about the steady state theory of the universe, the theory all but rejected now.

He was a journalist and writer of short stories and novels. Si tratta de La spiralesignificativamente posta a chiusura della raccolta. As his narrator Qfwfq says: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It was strangely a related interlude, a different look at the laws underpinning our universe and our reality.

This, especially, made the stories entertaining and universal. However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do calino as humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality? In simple words, Calvino leaves no stone unturned. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Le cosmicomiche

View all 6 comments. We went cosmkcomiche collect the I know now not to wait too long – Calvino’s stories have the tendency to sink deeper, to become more intriguing and Cosmicomics I’m finding that I may not really be conveying just how enjoyable these semi-abstract stories — personal interactions playing out on a cosmic scale — really are.

There was a “Translation” award from to Granted, he calls “big-bang” the cosmicomivhe hypothesis,” and devotes the preceding story “All at One Point” to just that idea, but all of this and the title itself makes me think that Calvino was laughing on the page.

Even the signs which we take to be words begins to break down, as the meanings of words proliferate and destabilize. Also there is a subtle social commentary about the nature of human beings who acknowledge world not as one but as a society governed by numerous borders and boundaries and a fine distinction is sited as to who is who according to the place they belongs to.

Where there had been empty space there was now a something, a sign, a symbol that had to be reckoned with.