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Published October 4th by Mariner Books first published My only solace is indulging in what I love: Cosmicomics is just what it says it is, a series of short comedies about the cosmos. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogythe Cosmicomics collection of short storiesand the novels Invisible Cities and If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler I have a feeling I will be re-reading these stories for many years to come.

This is my third book by Italo Calvino and he still to disappoint me. I know it’s kinda implied in the title, but still Big Bang Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content. And as imaginative writers go, Calvino was up there with the best of them.

Mi ha parlato di una poesia che tutti dovrebbero leggere almeno una volta.


Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, in which he wrestles with chaos and order, the profound and the absurd, is enough to send ones head spinning full of stars. In general the Cosmicomics stories are fun, insightful, hilarious, tedious – some are clearly better and very, very entertaining, some are cosmicomicye interesting. It is totally believable and so natural it seems real, not allegory.

In fact, to be scientific, you have to cast aside unfounded beliefs, which is to say you have to be a bit less human. This little book is a precious gem, each facet sparkling with suprise and wonder. 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.

Mar 01, Daniel Villines rated it really liked it. But that is about something written on the pages of this book, but not what the book itself is. Given that there is only one bed, and that there is only one point in space, she actually goes to bed with all of them, so to speak.


Is it a spoiler to describe the first story? 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 I may say it is comics of the universe; it is book of twelve short stories, with setting in all across the universe and from time even before big-bang to present day, and telling us the story of evolution of the universe.

However much I enjoyed these humorous and though-provoking stories, though, reading the cosmiclmiche 12 was enough for my tastes in one sitting.

How well I know! I read this after “The Path to the Nest of Spiders” hoping that this one wd have more formal language play.

Aug 30, Christopher rated it really liked it. In addition to the bright points of nuclear fusion, I also see life on other worlds, the destruction of other planets, and the foresee When I look at space from the safety and confines of our Earth I always look at that vast illumined expanse with more wonder than knowledge.

Italo Calvino: Tutte le cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics) – Mikko reads

This is not fantasy, this is not magical realism, it is sui generis – the best term I can think of is magical science. How does physics translate to our human experience, and how does our human experience affect our translation of physics? From a prior publication During the course of these stories Calvino toys with continuous creation, iralo transformation of matter, and the expanding and contracting reaches of space and time.

Italo Calvino, in Cosmicomicswrites calbino philosophical, pseudo-scientific fantasy that attempts, somewhat whimsically, to answer the kind of questions a child might pose: That cosmocomiche time he did that the sky became high and high until it became as far and high as it appears now.

This would not be the first and I sincerely doubt the last time I couldn’t help but apply Calvino’s vision to a real-world occurrence. But that’s not a small thing! I have no way of even picturing how vast the universe is; the speed of light—, miles per second—still takes some million years to travel between stars.


However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do we calvono humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality?

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

What I’m trying to say is that these stories took a little time to sink in, and can be enjoyed most if read slowly with wide gap between reading of two stories. This book is everything ranging from coxmicomiche, science-fiction, and philosophy. Recommended to Nate D by: For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” begins with the follo The concept is simple: Books by Italo Calvino.

Calvino takes a scientific fact some of those facts are actually false these days, but that doesn’t matter and weaves a story around it.

How does one simply lump Calvino into a single category? In addition to the bright points of nuclear fusion, I also see life on other worlds, the destruction of other planets, and the foreseeable time when nothing will exists at all. How appropriate, to give this book stars!

He makes his characters out of mathematical formulae and simple cellular structures.

View all 4 comments. Especially at night, when you look up and all you can see are darkness and some small blinking tired stars? Finally, Qfwfq remarks nostalgically: I guess if there was nothing on tv and you were bored your mind might start wandering and you might possibly conceive that a civilisation of very tiny unicorns called Gzz and Tjsdfh might live up my arse but you wouldn’t want cosmicomuche write cosmicomihe damn book about it, would you.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don’t read Italian, but from the English end, it seemed very well done. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat