This is an account of the universe as a cosmic joke, surreal random fiction. Ofwfq is like matter - he can be neither created nor destroyed. In 1000 diverse shapes and peculiar forms he has fitted, spiralled and plodded through every strange change or evolution. This is his account.
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An enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. Calvino makes characters out of mathematical formulae and simple cellular structures. They disport themselves amongst galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydrogen atoms -- and have time for a love life.About the Author:
Italo Calvino (15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952-1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (1979). Lionised in Britain and America, he was, at the time of his death, the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.
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Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd 1969-02-01, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. First Edition. 0224615661 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-0224615661
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. Hardcover, 1st English edition of this quirky and significant work by Calvino. A phantasmagoria on Creation, an enchantingly ingenious idea which translates theories about the evolution of the Universe into stories and makes "characters" out of mathematical symbols. Blue covers with gilt titles on spine. Aside from the faintest hint of shelfwear, appears ALMOST UNREAD. Dust jacket is a little chipped and rubbed, is price clipped and has a small closed tear at the base on the spine on the back cover. Otherwise a truly fine copy. Codice libro della libreria 096885
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP31786712
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardback. fine hardcover copy in fine, not price clipped, dustwrapper 1st edition. In the beginning, there was. Qfwfq? Italo Calvino apparently thought so -- his magical-realist fantasy "Cosmicomics" is one of the two best novels he ever wrote. Codice libro della libreria FC11.171