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Twelve dazzling stories from Calvino, where his ambition here was to create a ludic fiction cosmiomiche could reflect complex advances in science without losing his playful nature and sense of magic and lightness.

Dec 12, Andrea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrea by: Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino.

But is that really what they are? Calvino masterfully played with real scientific facts and made them relatable by poking fun at mankind.

At the time of the writing of Cosmicomics, it was believed that the moon was once very close to the earth and that it slowly drifted away from the earth in its orbit. To ask other readers questions about Cosmicomicsplease sign up. I may say it is comics of the universe; it is book of twelve short stories, with setting in all across the universe and from time even before big-bang to present day, and telling us the story of evolution of the universe. Actually the whole collection felt like Borges to me, but if Borges had decided to write his stories based on science instead of about books, history and arcane knowledge.

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Plinian themes in Italo Calvino’s ‘Cosmicomiche’, ‘Città Invisibili’ and ‘Palomar’

The scope and the way this was italp kinda blew my mind. Although this wasn’t the ‘Complete Cosmicomics’ which features more stories plucked from other Calvino booksthese original 12 tales were more than enough to enter Calvino’s Universe and come out the other side with sheer delight. Aug 30, Christopher rated it really liked it.

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But what the hell does that even mean? I had begun to recognize, to isolate the signs of one of those from the others, in fact I waited for these calvimo I had begun to recognize, I sought them, responded to those signs I awaited with other signs I made myself, or rather it was I who aroused them, these signs from her, which I answered with other signs of my own.

Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. Qfwfq also narrates some stories in Calvino’s t zero.

Le cosmicomiche

He succeeds in relating complex scientific concepts to cosmicomihe ordinary reactions of common humanity. 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.

In an interview within a book called The Uses of Literature: This one pretty much floored me. 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?

Simply, the man reminds me of what a magical experience a good book is and why reading has been one of my favorite pastimes for as long as it has.

Le cosmicomiche : Italo Calvino :

What was truly amazing about this collection is that, rather than concentrating on facts as Borges didCalvino concentrated on characters and their interaction. Now tell me, how much creativity, strangeness, humour, drama, philosophy can be packed in a page story. 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.


Indeed, I think everyone should read this and have it be a solid staple of the mind. There was a “Translation” award from to For a long time, his sign remains untarnished. The collection contains twelve short stories, each beginning with a short statement describing a cosmicommiche theory, a dry, explanatory piece of writing that feels like it could’ve been pulled out of an introductory astronomy or biology textbook.

Then comes the bulk of each of page story, all but two of which are narrated by Qfwfq, a wizened old storyteller who has seen everything from the beginning of the universe and who tells it all in a down-home style that feels as if the audience has gathered around a campfire to hear tales of long-ago. Yet what Calvino achieves in Cosmicomics is unparalleled. The close proximity of the moon and earth reminded me of the cosicomiche legend told to us by our teachers here in the Philippines: Mar 01, Daniel Villines rated it really liked it.

I struggle to even conceive of this and all the while I envy the certainty of preachers, religious fundamentalists or any person with a disposition for staunch certainty.