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If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino

“There are days when everything I see seems to me charged with meaning: messages it would be difficult for me to communicate to others, define, translate into words, but which for this very reason appear to me decisive. 66 altre parole

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Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Now that summer is finally lifted Michigan from the caverns of cold, I can get back into my Knit Lit group readings! Kicking off the Summer activities we are taking a look at Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler. 196 altre parole

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Gaza, Ivanka, my social media presence and the dead reader.

When I read If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller a few years ago, I was struck by how one tale did not speak to me at all. 940 altre parole

Lezioni americane. Six memos for the new millennium. Italo Calvino. 1988

Lezioni americane. Italo Calvino. 1988

Il tempo è il 1985 e il luogo è l’Università di Harvard a Cambridge in Massachusetts. L’occasione è l’invito ufficiale, da parte dell’Università, a tenere le “Charles Eliot Norton Poetry Lectures.” Trattandosi del prestigioso professorato che prese inizio nel 1926 – già ricoperto, fra gli altri, a T.S Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz – la tematica è scelta dopo un’attenta analisi: i valori letterari da conservare nel prossimo millennio, da trattare in un ciclo di sei lezioni monografiche, ognuna mirata ad affrontare un singolo valore… 537 altre parole


Book recommendation: "Palomar" by Italo Calvino

I read this book when I was around 12 and I felt it matched my thoughts so exactly that it was almost scary. I have kept re-reading it, partly because I still like it a lot, and partly because it makes me remember the first time I read it. 171 altre parole


Bookstore Quotes and Memories

Loving bookstores and libraries is a trait I inherited from my parents (and theirs) and probably share with many readers of this blog.

Sad to say they are a dwindling breed in D.C. 396 altre parole