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If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Pale Fire by . Le cosmicomiche = Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino. Naïve Physics and Cosmic. Perspective-Taking in Dante’s. Commedia and Calvino’s. Cosmicomiche. ❦. Marco Caracciolo. Introduction. One of the recurrent . Caracciolo, M. (). Naïve physics and cosmic perspective-taking in Dante’s commedia and Calvino’s cosmicomiche. MLN, (1), 24–

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The stories, I believe, can best be described as “scientific myths,” i. The concept is simple: Mar 01, Daniel Villines rated it really liked it. Nov 17, Henry Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 12 comments. He looked back and went medieval and talked about tarot cards in A Castle of Crossed Destinies. Where there had been empty space there was now a something, a sign, a symbol that had to be reckoned with.

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May calvibo, Nilesh Kashyap rated it it was amazing Shelves: With so much richness in the stories and every story being completely different, it becomes hard to absorb the stories. Sep 08, Madeleine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The books reminds me that there is no boring topic only boring novelists.

View all 21 comments. Cosmicomics has an interesting structure where each story is prefaced with a scientific hypothesis. And there I was, the book freshly in my hand, thinking that I had a vague idea of what journey I was about to embark upon. View all 3 comments. Where shall I begin?

View all 9 comments. More than just that, however, is what permeates through all of these stories.


I think it would be improved, making it even more readable and brilliant The names of the characters, especially Qfwfq are particularly interesting. Now, you will ask me what in the world we went up on the Moon for; I’ll explain it to you. At one time, according to Sir George H. I read the original 12 Cosmicomics stories, but I actually have the entire collection which is the edition my library had.

I somehow finished the book that day, but ended up missing all the fun. The the tides calcino pushed her far away: One story talks of a left-over dinosaur after the others went extinct.

Aug 30, Cosmicomichee rated it really liked it.

They disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydr Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe. I know it’s kinda implied in the title, but still Return to Book Page.

It will make a lot more sense when I tell you that I rated this book with 3-stars on the day I finished it, 4-stars a week later and 5-stars after penning down this review. I’ll let that lie.

Naïve physics and cosmic perspective-taking in Dante’s commedia and Calvino’s cosmicomiche

Calvino provides access to cosmicomicche unyielding world by creating cracks through which the human imagination can sneak in, move around, and experience science in non-scientific ways.

Some calino his writing has been called postmodernreflecting on literature and the act of reading, while some has been labeled magical realist, others fables, others simply “modern”. But is that really what they are? I must add that past and future were vague terms for me, and I couldn’t make much distinction between them: There were nights when dalvino Moon was full and very, very low, and the tide was so high that the Moon missed a ducking in the sea by a hair’s-breadth; well, let’s say a few yards anyway.


For one, each story begins with an italicized blurb that reads like something out of a science text book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We went to collect the Twelve totally enchanting tales about the evolution of the universe.

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It’s a collection of stories about the formation of the universe using scientific terminology and ideas csomicomiche I guess to fully understand Calvino’s genius, some knowledge of science especially Physics, astronomy and Earth Science is a good idea. Use dmy dates from July Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Italian-language text. Views Read Edit View history. Can cosmicoimche spoil a short story collection? Yet what Calvino achieves in Cosmicomics is unparalleled.

His style is not easily to classify; much of his writing has an air reminiscent to Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy.

Maybe it was the character names that all sounded like they came from titles of Borges stories. All of the stories in Cosmicomicstogether with those from t zero and other sources, are now available in a single volume collection, The Complete Cosmicomics Penguin UK, What do I mean? I have a feeling I will be re-reading these stories for many years to come.