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There’s also the list of most popular entries. Calvino, most especially has a knack for these set pieces.

Granted, he calls “big-bang” the “other hypothesis,” and devotes the preceding story “All at One Point” to just that idea, but all of this and the title itself makes me think that Calvino was laughing on the page. View all 12 comments.

Want to Read saving…. Just Six Numbers – Stephen Webb: Get to Know Us. This one pretty much floored me. Return to Cosmicomivhe Page. He succeeds in relating complex scientific concepts to the ordinary reactions of common humanity. We had her on top of us all the time, that enormous Moon: Where do we come from?

It even follows a strict three-act structure with cosjicomiche incident, dark night of the soul and denouement. View all 4 comments. Jun 09, K. But this seems to be the opposite of what Calvino is doing here, to dazzling effect.

During the course of these stories Calvino toys with continuous creation, the transformation of matter, and the expanding and contracting reaches of space and time. View all 3 comments.


Cosmicomiche vecchie e nuove

English Choose a language for shopping. Then comes the bulk of each of page story, all but two of which are narrated by Qfwfq, a wizened old storyteller who has seen everything from the beginning of the universe and who tells it all in a down-home style that feels as if the audience has gathered around a campfire to hear tales of long-ago.

ialo I may say it is comics of the universe; it is book of twelve short stories, with setting in all cslvino the universe and from time even before big-bang to present day, and telling us the story of evolution of the universe.

What was truly amazing about this collection is that, rather than concentrating on facts as Borges didCalvino concentrated on characters and their interaction. I don’t read Italian, but from the English end, it seemed very well done.

Calvino takes scientific facts and theories and gives them a human perspective without any human charactersand does it all in the most simple, quirky way you could imagine. I struggle to even conceive of this and all the while I envy the certainty of preachers, religious fundamentalists or any person with a disposition for staunch certainty.

Maybe it was the character names that all sounded like they came from titles of Borges stories. Beatrice rated it it was amazing Oct 31, But that’s not a small thing!

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Ste Pic rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Maybe with the fact that, this book cannot be tied down to a particular genre. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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The first half of my commute is a journey illuminated by the artificial lights of both commerce and my fellow impatient cwlvino before giving way to a monotonous stretch of interstate road, offering precious few spots of gap-toothed skyline that allow the evening sky to break through; one of these infrequent openings offered a glimpse of the looming, swollen moon. This, especially, made comsicomiche stories entertaining and universal.

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. The bits of science sprinkled within the text only add to this, rather than taking away from the text.