The point of this book is absolutely nothing, and that is its beauty as well. Calvino might have easily escaped a lot of essays in his highschool, am sure. 254 altre parole
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In 1974 the Italian writer Italo Calvino wrote an essay called ‘Collection of Sand:
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In a recent Paris exhibition about bizarre collections – collections of cowbells, bingo games, bottle-tops, terracotta whistles, train-tickets, spinning-tops, toilet-paper packaging, collaborators’- badges during the German occupations, embalmed frogs – the case with the collection of sand was the least showy but also the most mysterious, the one that seemed to have most things to say, even through the opaque silence imprisoned behind the glass of the jars’.
“The memories are still there, hidden in the grey tangle of the brain, in the damp bed of sand deposited on the bottom of the stream of thought: assuming its true, that is, that every grain of this mental sand preserves a moment of our lives fixed in such a way that it can never be erased yet buried under billions and billions of other grains. 60 altre parole