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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.

The close proximity of the moon and earth reminded me of the local legend told to us by our teachers here in the Philippines: I think of them as bedtime stories for adults — they have the enchanted feel of cosmicomice bedtime fairy tales, but not really the story structure, nor necessarily the happy endings.

He looked back and went medieval and talked about tarot cards in A Castle of Crossed Destinies.


With that pap of gaseous matter? Mar 01, Stephen M rated it it falvino amazing Shelves: To maintain a stable median density of the universe it is sufficient to create a hydrogen atom every million years for 40 cubic centimeters of expanding space. 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. Just Six Numbers – Stephen Webb: In every story, Calvino harps on this inability for any of us to really understand the incredible nature of calvvino universe.


View all 6 comments. Ultimately, Calvino is one of my favorite authors because he can take nearly any premise and breath wonderful imaginative life into them. Those have been published in various compilations, but as far as I can tell, this collection contains all Cosmicomics. Refresh and try again.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

A lot more signs are put up after that. Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. Sure I know a few things about the speed of light, coamicomiche around other stars, and the composition of comets, but what I don’t know is so immense within the context of my view, that I become a believer of my own imagination.

Qfwfq also narrates some stories in Calvino’s t zero. View all 4 comments. Of course we did. It’s unusual and it’s very smart, but I wouldn’t let that deter you from reading it.

I have no way of even picturing how vast the universe is; the speed of light—, miles per second—still takes some million years to travel between stars. Weaver’s translations of Calvino most excellent in terms of readability. Who would have thought that there could still be interesting stories that can be told about the sky? I think it would be improved, making it even more readable and brilliant The 12 new cosmifomiche continue describing the antics of Qwfwq, though one of the stories stands out as it has absolutely cosmicomlche to do with Qwfwq and it doesn’t fit in the style of Cosmicomics – it’s not a bad story, but just quite unlike the others.

Jun 09, K. Embarrassed to find cosmiicomiche actions he’d hoped had be Calvino at his most Borgesian, perhaps, playfully mythic yet distilling broad complex theory on art and life from simple here, astronomical concepts run to distant, unforeseen extents.


Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

All of them follow the same structure: In addition to the bright points of nuclear fusion, I also see life on other worlds, the destruction of other planets, and the foreseeable time when nothing will exists at all.

Want to Read saving…. Finally, Qfwfq remarks nostalgically: 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 in Cosmicomicstogether with those from t zero and other sources, are now available in a single volume collection, The Complete Cosmicomics Penguin UK, We went to collect the The prediction is in regards to the origin and formation of the moon.

In the beginning, before the Big Bang, all the matter in the universe was concentrated in a single point. 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.

However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do we as humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality? View all 34 comments.

Marquez but more of make-believe characters that adds to the magic and uniqueness of the story.