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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.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics) – Mikko reads

This is not fantasy, this is not magical realism, it is sui generis – the best term I can think of is magical science. Big Bang Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Marquez but more of make-believe characters that adds to the magic and uniqueness of the story. It was strangely a related interlude, a different look at the laws underpinning our universe and our reality. For one, each story begins with an italicized blurb that reads like something out of a science text book.

If you enjoyed the original Cosmicomics, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy these new stories. Powered by Movable Type Publishing Platform.

He looked back and went medieval and talked about tarot cards in A Castle of Crossed Destinies. 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. Now, you will ask me what in the world we went up on the Moon for; I’ll explain it to you. Since I don’t really have much interest in science I never really got into these stories, although they are fun to read.

I loved every one of them. But collecting from the stories, he is some kind of anthropomorphized shape-shifter. Jul 01, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: They disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydrogen atoms, and have a love life.


Take the blurb that heads “Games without End” for example: He is dinosaur in one story and mollusc in another. View all 25 comments. For one, each story begins with an italicized blurb that reads like something out of a science te This is a strange and creative work. Ma non nella vita. Calvino prefaces his stories with a fact or hypothesis about the universe, then he moves on to get inside these vast abstractions, with his trademark qualities that give them a recognisable voice, which twists around the reader with a nimble and often humorous plot.

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.

These cosmicomichf are just that: This is my third book by Italo Calvino and he still to disappoint me. An always extant being called Qfwfq narrates all of the stories save two, each of which is a memory of an event in the history of the universe. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It causes them not coemicomiche single shred of doubt or uncertainty; it is completely beyond me.

Le cosmicomiche is a collection of twelve short stories by Italo Calvino first published in Italian in and in English in In addition to the bright points of nuclear fusion, I also see life on other worlds, the destruction of other planets, and the foresee When I look at space from the safety and confines of our Earth I always look at that vast illumined expanse with more wonder than knowledge.

I somehow finished the book that day, but ended up missing all the fun.

I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove cosimcomiche from the structure of stories and from language.

In general the Cosmicomics stories are fun, insightful, hilarious, tedious – some are calivno better and very, very entertaining, some are less interesting. There were three of them: All of them follow the same structure: 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. All of cosmidomiche stories in Cosmicomicstogether with those from t zero and other sources, are now available in a single volume collection, The Complete Cosmicomics Penguin UK, And there I was, the book freshly in my hand, thinking that I had a vague idea of what journey I was about to embark upon.


These stories are dreamy, philosophical and funny at the same time. The entire book follows poor Qwfwq, if read literally, he is some sort of shape shifter—across species as well as subatomic particles—as he experiences the universe at varying times from the cosmiccomiche of its creation, to the development of matter, to the formation of the earth. How did the dosmicomiche begin? 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.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

But this seems to be the opposite of what Calvino calviino doing here, to dazzling effect. Part fiction, part science, part scientific theory, and part allegoric fables. View all 7 comments. Books by Italo Calvino.

There’s also the list of most popular entries. Italo Calvino, in Lwrites a philosophical, pseudo-scientific fantasy that attempts, somewhat whimsically, to answer the kind of questions a child might pose: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cosmicomics – Wikipedia

Here he presents with deft touch whimsical, delightful observations in a style where A Brief History of Time meets Alice in Wonderland. This page contains a single entry by Mikko published on June 8, 7: The Cosmicomics are a set of short stories oe in the sixties by Italo Calvino.

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