Italo Calvino The Complete Cosmicomics

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The Complete Cosmicomics

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9780544146440: The Complete Cosmicomics

The definitive edition of Calvino’s cosmicomics, bringing together all of these enchanting stories—including some never before translated—in one volume for the first time

In Italo Calvino’s cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth’s first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world.

Now, The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of the cosmicomic stories for the first time. Containing works previously published in Cosmicomics, t zero, and Numbers in the Dark, this single volume also includes seven previously uncollected stories, four of which have never been published in translation in the United States. This “complete and definitive collection” (Evening Standard) reconfirms the cosmicomics as a crowning literary achievement and makes them available to new generations of readers.

“It’s a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian

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We were peering into this darkness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing. from The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these thirty-four dazzling stories collected here in one definitive anthology relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world. They are an indelible (and unfailingly delightful) literary achievement.

Nimble and often hilarious . . . Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, I have to admit, just as Calvino does so often, that my words fail here, too. There s no way I or anyone, really can muster enough of them to quite capture the magic of these stories . . . Read this book, please. Colin Dwyer, NPR

Italo Calvino (1923 1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century s greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are the novels If on a winter s night a traveler and The Baron in the Trees, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His work has been translated into dozens of languages.
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It s a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . Their topics are exhilaratingly immense, the uttermost reaches of space and time, into which warmth and humor enter through all kinds of gaps, quirks, and tricks. Calvino's light, dry, clear prose dances over the light years . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master. Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian
In Italo Calvino s cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth s first dawn. These dazzling stories cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these beloved tales relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.
Written between the 1960s and the 1980s, the cosmicomics were pivotal in the development of Calvino s experimental style. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together in one volume all thirty-four of these deft, enchanting stories for the first time in English including seven never before published in this country. This definitive collection reconfirms the cosmicomics as an enduring literary achievement.

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Calvino, Italo. McLaughlin, Martin, Translator.Parks, Tim, Translator.Weaver, William, Translator.
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Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin. 1 Cloth(s), 2002. hard. Condizione libro: New. (Includes a National Book Award Winner for Best Translation/Cosmicomics) An adventurous and thought-provoking literary magician, the author of If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and A Hermit in Paris built his fictional "cosmicomics" around straightforward scientific concepts like the Big Bang and the extinction of the dinosaurs, with the resulting tales being memories in the life of the universe, narrated by a mysterious, protean being named Qfwfq. Collecting the original 1968 Cosmicomics as well as t zero, selections from Numbers in the Dark, and seven tales appearing in English for the first time. Among the stories here are "The Distance of the Moon," "The Spiral," "Time and the Hunter," "The Origin of the Birds," and "Priscilla."It's a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover. A landmark in fiction, the work of a master."—Ursula K. Le Guin"In story after story, [Italo] Calvino displays the same singular talent for wresting the profound from the absurd. One of the joys of the collection is the chance to watch his evolution as a writer—from the purebred fantasy of his early years to the brain-wrinkling experiments of his later, more famous novels. A diverse and entertaining mix. Read this book, please."—NPR 402. Codice libro della libreria 71945

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Descrizione libro HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The definitive edition of Calvino s cosmicomics, bringing together all of these enchanting stories--including some never before translated--in one volume for the first time In Italo Calvino s cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth s first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world. Now, The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of the cosmicomic stories for the first time. Containing works previously published in Cosmicomics, t zero, and Numbers in the Dark, this single volume also includes seven previously uncollected stories, four of which have never been published in translation in the United States. This complete and definitive collection (Evening Standard) reconfirms the cosmicomics as a crowning literary achievement and makes them available to new generations of readers. It s a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master. --Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian. Codice libro della libreria AAW9780544146440

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Descrizione libro HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The definitive edition of Calvino s cosmicomics, bringing together all of these enchanting stories--including some never before translated--in one volume for the first time In Italo Calvino s cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth s first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world. Now, The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of the cosmicomic stories for the first time. Containing works previously published in Cosmicomics, t zero, and Numbers in the Dark, this single volume also includes seven previously uncollected stories, four of which have never been published in translation in the United States. This complete and definitive collection (Evening Standard) reconfirms the cosmicomics as a crowning literary achievement and makes them available to new generations of readers. It s a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master. --Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian. Codice libro della libreria AAW9780544146440

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