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Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino

Absolute gems from “Mr. Palomar” by Italo Calvino

  • “…because half-respected conventions spread insecurity and incoherence of behavior

    rather than freedom and frankness.”

  • “Is what we have in common precisely what is given to each of us as something exclusively his?”
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Making visible the invisible // Seeing Calvino

Started last April 2014, Seeing Calvino is an illustration project by three artists and friends Matt Kish, Joe Kuth and Leighton Connor. The purpose is trying to give life to the visions Italian author Italo Calvino wrote about in his famous novel… 179 altre parole


Thanks for rough Calvino translation?

Italo Calvino entered my life in the autumn. Friends and colleagues recommended different books and passages as I was casting around for suitable texts for final year students to translate. 387 altre parole


Maria Tatar, '10 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Should Get More Love'

Some of these tales I had heard of; others not, and my curiosity has been strongly stirred. The expert on folklore Maria Tatar gives a precis here of… 51 altre parole

Fairy Tales

Italia (in)visibile

Qualche settimana fa mi sono incontrato con Francesca Matteoni a Brockwell Park, Brixton, nel sud di Londra.
La città mi manca, o meglio, aspetti della città. 432 altre parole


Calvino's Exactitude

In Calvino’s third memo, “Exactitude,” use uses abstract terminology and descriptions in order to get at his meaning behind exactitude. But before jumping into this abstract jungle of thought, Calvino sums up at the start of the chapter his three summarizing definitions of what exactitude means for him: 387 altre parole


Multiplicity: Emblem

Finally, the last emblem!

For this emblem I decided to choose the moon. I believe it represents multiplicity because it is an icon of another body of mass outside our immediate reach. 162 altre parole