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The bits of science sprinkled within the text only add to this, rather than taking away from the text. There was no longer any way to establish a point of reference.

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. But that’s not a small thing! My second try at reading Calvino and I definitely liked this one more than Invisible Cities. Cosmicomicslike his best-known work If on a winter’s night a travelerproves that Calvino is one of the most creative, innovative writers of the 20th century, able to use complex theory effortlessly to bring forth a deceptively simple tale of the basic human emotions.

Like Milan Kundera, he also does not re-write himself. However much I enjoyed these humorous and though-provoking stories, though, reading the original 12 was enough for my tastes in one sitting.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

I will admit that a very great deal of my enjoyment of this novel stems from the fact th This one pretty much floored me. 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. Mar 01, Daniel Villines rated it really liked it. Climb up on the Moon?


In fact, to be scientific, you have to cast aside unfounded beliefs, which is to say you have to be a bit less human. But what the hell does that even mean? This one pretty much floored me. View all 5 comments. Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, in which he wrestles with chaos and order, the profound and the absurd, is enough to send ones head spinning full of stars. Sorry for the short review, but I feel at a loss for words.

Nov 17, Henry Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 03, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: The the tides gradually pushed her far away: View all 12 comments. The entire collection is a conjunction of fantasy, science, magical realism and realist emotions.

Each story takes a scientific “fact” though sometimes a falsehood by today’s understandingand builds an imaginative story around it. Calgino 12, Andrea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrea by: With so much richness in the stories and every story being completely different, it becomes hard to absorb the stories.

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

Calvino cosmicoiche 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. I have a feeling I will be re-reading these stories for many years to come.


Jun 22, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Le cosmicomiche is a collection of twelve short stories by Italo Calvino first published in Italian in and in English in Qfwfq points out that just the cosmicoimche of making the first sign itself involved considerable leaps of thought. I don’t read Italian, but from the English end, it seemed very well done. I still maintain that this is perfection in pages.

coamicomiche I think it would be improved, making it even more readable and brilliant Climbed up on the moon like this- Easy peasy, eh? A lot more signs are put up after that.

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

The science is still there, but the human spirit is there too. I somehow finished the book that day, but ended up missing all the fun. However thin the book might be.

These stories are just that: For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” begins with the following passage: