If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Pale Fire by . Le cosmicomiche = Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino. In Italo Calvino’s collection of linked stories Cosmicomics, the First published in in Italian, Le Cosmicomiche was translated to English in. Results 1 – 30 of 79 Le cosmicomiche by Italo Calvino and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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Read more Read less. The stories, I believe, cpsmicomiche best be described as “scientific myths,” i. There’s also the list of most popular entries. Unfortunately, it seems the collection hasn’t been translated in English.

Maybe it was the character names that all sounded like they came from titles of Borges stories. What, you got a question? I read the original 12 Cosmicomics stories, but I actually have the entire collection which is the edition my library had.

Sep 08, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? With that pap of gaseous matter?

Le Cosmicomiche

As his narrator Qfwfq says: For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” begins with the following passage: I loved every one of them.

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: 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.


View all 5 comments. Dec 10, Hanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: The relationship established between various scientific concepts, bizarre living beings and their lives thereof, presents a witty commentary on understanding of the environment and coming to terms with innumerable and inevitable changes that takes place in our lives in natural as well as unnatural or uncalled ways.

He wants to impress upon the reader the arbitrary nature of privileging perspective. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

For instance, in the one I just finished, the eternal protagonist sees a sign placed on a star million light years away reading I SAW YOU, and realizes it refers to an incident in his own life million years before time for the light to go out and back.

Cosmicomics is, undoubtedly, the most creative piece of writing I have encountered in my literary explorations.

Each story is prefaced with an italicized section detailing a certain scientific theory or maxim. Amazon Rapids Fun stories cksmicomiche kids on the go. First story, ‘The Distance of the Moon’ starts like this: None of these epigraphs are attributed to a source, so I have to assume that they are Calvino’s own paraphrase, but should we take them as “scientific fact”?

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My second encounter with Calvino was just as fortuitous and spilled off the page into real life just as much as my first — so much, in fact, that I bought another one of this books almost immediately upon finishing this one because I just want to glut myself on Calvino’s unequaled prose. Or maybe with the fact that, there are no humans in this book. And there I was, the book freshly in my hand, thinking that I had a vague idea of what journey I was about to embark upon.


Calvino provides access to this unyielding world by creating cracks through which the human imagination can sneak in, move around, and experience science in non-scientific ways.

Le Cosmicomiche by Calvino, Italo

An Eternal Golden Braid at home. La forma dello spazio. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Explore the Home Gift Guide. Where Calvino shines is in cosmicomich use of language. This little book is a precious gem, each facet sparkling with suprise and wonder. 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!

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I know now not to wait too long – Calvino’s stories have the tendency to sink deeper, to become more intriguing and Cosmicomics Tutte le cosmicomiche Cosmicomics By Mikko on June 8, 7: The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting. And then our narrator Qfwfq tells us he remembers that period in time, and takes us calvinl in time on his train of thought.

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The original Cosmicomics are available in English, and those are a wonderful compilation of absurd science fiction stories. Tamaranth’s Non-Ephemera That’s the Book!