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In the beginning, before the Big Bang, all the matter in cosmicomjche universe was concentrated in a single point. Cosmicomics is just what it says it is, a series of short comedies about the cosmos. Only the universe is gradually accelerating apart — what if the distant messager has accelerated beyond the reach of light before he can see this reply?

ComiXology Thousands of Calvion Comics. This, especially, made the stories entertaining and universal. What, you got a question? Effettivamente, trovo che questo racconto sia quasi un compendio di tutte le storie precedenti; direi che in esse Calvino apriva delle porte per poi chiuderle ne La spirale. It’s really that good and that odd. One story talks of a left-over dinosaur after the others went extinct.

Who would have thought that there could still be interesting stories that can be told about the sky? Just use your imagination and ride with Calvino in his make-believe flight. Calvino tells a story about social ostracism and conflicted identity.

View all 12 comments. Dec 10, Hanne rated it it was amazing Ltalo Want to Read saving…. My second try at reading Calvino and I definitely liked this one more than Invisible Cities. This one pretty much floored me. I think of them as bedtime stories for adults — they have the enchanted feel of a bedtime fairy tales, but not really the story structure, nor necessarily the happy endings.

At the time of the writing of Cosmicomics, it was believed that the moon was once very close to the earth and cxlvino it slowly drifted away from the earth in its orbit.


Even in the mundane, he paints delightful images that spark imagination and bring strange worlds right in front of readers’ eyes.

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. This is a wonderful set of short stories which comes as no surprise from the Cuban born, Italian Italo Calvino.

So, generally people know what they are getting into when they crack the cover. If an atom were extrapolated to the size of a solar system, a string would be the size of a tree on earth.

I read William Weaver’s Italian-English translation. And while the science bits and how it’s written is very heavy in a way, I don’t think it overwhelms the actual stories at all. 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.

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. Yes a love triangle and this story has very sad and heart-breaking end. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Le cosmicomiche

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Twelve totally enchanting tales about the evolution of the universe.

Now, you will ask me what in the world dosmicomiche went up on the Moon for; I’ll explain it to you. More than just that, however, is what permeates through all of these stories. How did the earth begin? 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.

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.

But collecting from the stories, he is some kind of anthropomorphized shape-shifter.


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Su questo tenore cslvino potrebbe continuare ad libitum. It will make a lot more sense when I tell you that I rated this book with 3-stars on the day I finished it, 4-stars a week later and 5-stars after penning down this review. Jan 22, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: The Aquatic Uncle and The Spiral do deserve a special mention for being so lovely. I will admit that a very great deal of my enjoyment of this novel stems from the fact th This one pretty much floored me. It was the first time.

Yet what Calvino achieves in Cosmicomics is unparalleled. We had her on top igalo us at that time, that enormous Cosmiomiche Reading these stories by Calvino I couldn’t help but think of Borges constantly.

Read more Read less. Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.

The optical illusion that makes a low moon loom gigantically renders a familiar sight unusual, and stealing a few glances of it during my daily trek lent a tangibility to Calvino’s story I wasn’t expecting but didn’t really surprise me. For example, “The Distance of the Moon” continues thus: It is just that in the course of writing I have come to take the oppostire route in stories that are a positive delirium of anthropomorphism, of the impossibility of thinking about the world except in terms of human figures.

I can only imagine how beautiful this book must be in Italian, and I almost feel sorry for William Weaver for having to translate this by the way, I find Mr.

Embarrassed to find that 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.