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Calvino is just so effortlessly wonderful. I want to leave the interpretation of this quick banter to you, because, as I myself have recently noticed, quotes and witty remarks have a sweeter taste when you taste them only with your mouth, without exposing them to the revealing scalpel of a written and thus definitive explanation.

Six Memos For The Next Millennium by Italo Calvino

Abituato da sempre a giocare con la lingua e con la letteratura, Calvino decise di dedicare ogni lezione a una singola parola, eletta a portavoce di valori letterari che il nostro riteneva leggreezza importanti ed essenziali da costituire una sorta di promemoria per il nuovo secolo, quello in cui viviamo ormai da quindici anni, tanti quanti quelli che separavano Calvino dal We take abuse seriously in our book lists.

Bellissimo saggio di Calvino su alcuni valori da conservare nel nuovo millennio. Histoire de notre image by Andre Virel 0. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published by Vintage first published June Six Memos Ensemble added an event.

He even goes so far as to call his experimental If on a winter’s night a traveler a “hypernovel”. Six Memos are actually five lectures — illuminating the qualities Calvino most valued in fiction: La metamorfosi e tutti i racconti by Franz Kafka 4.

Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio 3. La vita istruzioni per l’uso by Georges Perec 4. This calbino a series of lectures and in each of them Calvino takes it upon himself to recommend to the next millennium a particular literary value which he holds dear, and has tried to embody in his work.

Morfologia della fiaba by Vladimir Propp 3. Again, a bit of intuition and reflection is required to really grasp what he is saying.


Posso solo ringraziare Calvino che ancora una volta mi ha profondamente colpita e calviino. He speaks literature fo me leggerrezza my two flatmates who wants to be engineers, for my mom who can’t hear Dante’s name without sweating because it reminds her of her school days, for my dad, a doctor, who as a child wanted to read and couldn’t because he didn’t have the money to afford books, for my little sister who can afford books but doesn’t want to give them more time than what’s appropriate for a teenager from Constance Markey – Ma Calvino non dimentica nemmeno la tecnologia: Il Codice Atlantico by Leonardo da Vinci 4.

But perhaps the answer that stands closest to my heart is something else: Six Memos Ensemble is with Roberto Andreoni and 8 others.

Calvino: Lezioni americane

Al contrario, molto dei grandi romanzi di Italo Calvino viene messo sotto I sei capitoli riguardano alcuni lezikni letterari che Calvino ritiene essenziali per la facies della letteratura del Duemila: Breve storia dell’infinito by Paolo Zellini 3. Six Memos Ensemble updated their website address. So, one day, Messer Betto and his company see Guido “walking meditatively” among the marble tombs placed in front of the church of San Giovanni in Florence, and they decide to have a little fun of him.

I think my favorites were lightness and multiplicity considering that quickness, exactitude, and visibility seem to be very self-evidently positive qualities of literature who wants to read a slow, vague, abstract novel?

Italo Calvino, given the meticulousness and conceptual cohesion of his storytelling, is an unsurprisingly lucid theorist as well.

In his ode to lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, Calvino dazzles in his apparently effortless incorporation of all of these qualities, even while admitting their opposites into the fold, confessing an affection for weight, digression, and so forth.


As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Il libro come metafora della natura by Hans Blumenberg 4. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On the surface – Hofmannsthal The word connects the visible trace with the invisible thing, the thing that is desired or feared Visibility Fantasy is a place where it rains Multiplicity What tends to emerge from the great novels of the twentieth century is the idea of an open encyclopedia Refresh and try again.

I viaggi di Gulliver by Jonathan Swift 3. What you will find here is a peek behind Calvino’s magic curtain. View all 7 comments. Among his final works, these five essays were drawn from lectures he he was prevented from delivering by his death ineach covering a different literary trait he most valued. Cambiandola, questa direzione, dilatando e comprimendo il tempo narrativo senza sobbalzi ritmici, plasmando la scrittura per poterci inserire tutto il possibile.

Calvino spills the beans on what are the qualities he feels are most important to the literature of the future: Ingmar books friends.

But the idea of lightness as a positive quality was fresh for me: Here’s one of my favorite snippets, from the chapter “Quickness”: Racconti brevi e straordinari by Jorge Luis Borges 4. Troppo breve, mi sono sentita come se mi portasse per mano indicandomi dove e come guardare.

Want to Read saving…. Manfred Moser – But now, here it is the quote I promised you at the beginning because no, the previous quote still wasn’t itthat is how Calvino comments this episode: La disarmonia prestabilita by Gian Carlo Roscioni 4.