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Calvino imbued his cast of nonhuman characters with decidedly human curiosity and incredibly human failings, which helps to ground an otherwise ethereal collection of interweaving tales in achingly relatable terms. The Distance of the Moon where the moon and earth are still closed to each other and men can put up a ladder to climb to the moon.

But that’s not a small thing! Who else itako have come coamicomiche with idea of scooping milk from the moon, and grumbling even before the Big Bang! View all 7 comments.

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These stories are just that: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Only the universe is gradually accelerating apart — what if the distant messager has accelerated beyond the cosmiicomiche of light before he can see this reply? A lot more signs are put up after that. He wants to impress upon the reader the arbitrary nature of privileging perspective. And then our narrator Qfwfq tells us he remembers that period in time, and takes us back in time on his train of thought. The formation of galaxies, A colorless world, A time when there was no concept of time.


Oct 03, Cwlvino rated it it was amazing Shelves: And how could we have played? That every time he did that the sky became high and high until it became as far and high as it appears now.

Open Preview See a Problem? I rarely read anything as creative as this, I mean the book’s narrator is someone or something? What do I mean? These stories are dreamy, philosophical and funny at the same time. Well, it’s one hell of an accomplished SF This review or rather my gushy ramblings might convey a little about this book and more about my love for Calvino, so I highly recommend a more definite and fantastic review by Stephen M along with reading this book.

He is dinosaur in one story and mollusc in another.

Absolutely rated it liked it Recommended to K. 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.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The close proximity of the moon and earth reminded me cosmlcomiche the local legend told to us by our teachers here in the Philippines: This book is everything ranging from magical-realism, science-fiction, and philosophy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is my third book by Italo Calvino and he still to disappoint me.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics)

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. Granted, he calls “big-bang” the “other hypothesis,” and devotes the preceding story “All at One Point” to just that idea, but all of this and the title itself makes me think that Calvino was laughing on the page.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Use dmy dates from July Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Italian-language text. Perhaps his point was to loosen the tie of dogmatic scientism. 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.

It was strangely a related interlude, a different look at the laws underpinning our universe and our reality. Retrieved from ” https: FlyWithPaperWings marked it as to-read Apr 08, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Compared to the uncertainties of earth and air, lagoons and seas and oceans represented a future with security.

Fortunately you can then just skip to the next story and that’s likely better – there are several very good stories in the collection. Where do we come from? This collection includes the 12 original Cosmicomics, but adds to that the another 12 stories Calvino wrote later between when the original was published and Mi ha parlato di una poesia che tutti dovrebbero leggere almeno una volta.

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