The Complete Cosmicomics

Category: Book
By (author): Calvino, Italo
Translated By: Parks, Tim
Translated By: Weaver, William
Subject:  FICTION / In Translation / Italian
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: August 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.05in x 8.14in x 1.12in
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From The Publisher*We were peering into this darkness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I've ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing." - from The Complete Cosmicomics Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these thirty-four dazzling stories - collected here in one definitive anthology - relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world. They are an indelible (and unfailingly delightful) literary achievement. "Nimble and often hilarious . . . Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, I have to admit, just as Calvino does so often, that my words fail here, too. There's no way I - or anyone, really - can muster enough of them to quite capture the magic of these stories . . . Read this book, please." - Colin Dwyer, NPR "
From The Publisher*The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories-including some never before translated-in one volume for the first time.
Biographical NoteITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as one of the world's best fabulists" ( New York Times Book Review ). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer."