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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Science fiction short stories. Calvino ripped it apart, fucked with it, and gave it back to me. The interactions between characters are phantasmagoric, as are the characters themselves, yet I can relate to all of them.

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Each story takes a scientific “fact” though sometimes a falsehood by today’s understandingand builds an imaginative story around it. Jul 01, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 23, Garima rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 9 comments.

Dec 12, Andrea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrea by: If an atom were extrapolated to the size of a solar system, a string would be the size of a tree on earth. We had her on top of us all the time, that enormous Moon: 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.

For example, the first story, “The Distance of the Moon,” cosicomiche with the following passage: I read the original 12 Cosmicomics stories, but I actually have the entire collection which is the edition my library had. Even in the mundane, he paints delightful images that spark imagination and bring strange worlds right in front of readers’ eyes. To consider that the universe as we know it what we know of it, anyway was crafted neither by a happy, scientifically explained accident nor the whim of just but avuncular deities, but rather some ordinary guy’s selfish motives and a need to leave a cosmic “I wuz here” smear of existential proof is a perspective shift worth mulling over.


These stories make the kind of sense that dreams do, in a way. Ultimately, Calvino is one of my favorite authors because he can take nearly any premise and breath wonderful imaginative life into them.

I still maintain that this is perfection in pages. View freely available titles: However the motivation of both authors was very similar – how do we as humans try to understand the complexity and wonder of the constraints and possibilities inherent in the structure of our reality?

Le cosmicomiche

I had begun to recognize, to isolate the signs of one of those from the others, in fact I waited for these signs I had begun to recognize, I sought them, responded to those signs I awaited with other signs I made myself, or rather it was I who aroused them, these signs from her, which I answered with other signs of my own. Italo Calvino, in Cosmicomicswrites a philosophical, pseudo-scientific fantasy that attempts, somewhat whimsically, to answer the kind of questions a child might pose: I must add that past and future were vague terms for me, and I couldn’t make much distinction between them: Lists with This Book.


Climbed up on the moon like this- Easy peasy, eh?

But the real cracking point is when Qfwfq starts telling about the times when the lovely lady Ph i Nko goes to bed with her lover. Calvino simply had no boundaries, he could go off in all directions, crossing the literary frontier into uncharted places to show anything is possible, if one simply opens the flood gates of the mind. He finally notices that he can see the cosmocomiche of his own head in front of Pwfwp, Pwfwp is actually chasing Qwfwq!

But I’m not sure that I know what I experienced, even now. In fact, this is what Salman says about the book: Compared to the uncertainties of earth and air, lagoons and seas and oceans represented a future with security.

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

View all 21 comments. It was the first time. But what the hell does falvino even mean? An always extant being called Qfwfq narrates all of the stories save two, each of which is a memory of an event in the history of the universe. But most importantly, Calvino has presented a poignant and humorous take on humanly nature, feelings and emotions without employing any humans in his narrative yet there are titles and conceptions which constitute a human world.