Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino – Aiuole per Queneau / Flowerbeds to Queneau

Nicholas Kalmakoff (1873-1955), Greyhound with Nude Witch Forgotten yellow grassy flowerbeds,  a gloomy murmur rouses you,  allusion to other summers, blue-purple beetle, whilst uttering cryptic noumena: everything was, it will be and it is in a circle: therefore it will always be into the endless oldness and sparkle of ages, into the snake.  (Transl. by …

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Italo Calvino – Il visconte dimezzato / The Cloven Viscount

Octavio Ocampo, Visions of Don Quixote, 1989 Some might expect that with the Viscount entire again a period of marvellous happiness would open; but obviously a whole Viscount is not enough to make all the world whole. Forse ci si aspettava che, tornato intero il visconte, s’aprisse un’epoca di felicità meravigliosa. Ma è chiaro che …

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Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. He enter the Italian Resistance during World War II. Calvino was the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death.