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City of Threads

from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.

 Trading Cities – 4 

In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city’s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses, white or black or black or gray or black-and-white according to whether they mark a relationship of blood, of trade, authority, agency. 353 altre parole

Calvino

Lightness of thoughtfulness: why aspire to it?

There is such a thing as a lightness of thoughtfulness, just as we all know that there is a lightness of frivolity. In fact, thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy.’ … 1.415 altre parole

Writing

Italo Calvino: Under the Jaguar Sun - Review

Another work of genius from Calvino. I can’t help but love virtually everything this man writes. The only reason for the 4 star rating is I feel I need to re-read this collection before I can judge it as being as brilliant as some of his other works. 63 altre parole

Books

Something beautiful: Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated

Artist Karina Puente is illustrating  Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’ and the web site ArchDaily has a sample of some of her work, including the image you see above. 65 altre parole

Art

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #19

This week I’ve used one of the postcards from Emily Craven’s 2014 photographic exhibition. I love how things come together. For me moreso than the postcard this week. 40 altre parole

Poetry

Le città invisibili - Italo Calvino

Opera visionaria, Le città invisibili non hanno un’identità definita: non avendo una trama vera e propria non possono essere considerate un romanzo ma nemmeno un saggio. 194 altre parole

Reviews

”Marcovaldo (ovvero le stagioni in città)” di Italo Calvino

Kirjoittanut Domenico, “Miko”, Pardo

Il libro, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1963, è una raccolta di 20 racconti, ognuno dei quali è legato ad una stagione dell’anno. 787 altre parole

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