|Full Name:||Italo Calvino|
|Born:||October 15, 1923
Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
|Died:||September 19, 1985
Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923. He grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985.
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- Italo Calvino on America | Brain Pickings
In late 1959, 36-year-old Italo Calvino received ?one of these marvelous grants? from the Ford Foundation and left Italy to travel around America for six months, ?without any obligations whatsoever,? as one of seven young ...
- Review: Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino | Reading on Cloud 9
The Cosmicomics are a set of short stories published in the sixties by Italo Calvino. All of them follow the same structure: it starts with a sentence from a scientific publication, usually about the creation of our universe and ...
- Italo Calvino's 14 Definitions of What Makes a Classic | Brain Pickings
That's exactly what beloved Italian writer Italo Calvino addresses in his 1991 book Why Read the Classics? (public library) ? a sort of ?classic? in its own right. In this collection of essays on classical literature, Calvino also ...
- Salt Hill Journal - Italo Calvino Prize -
Date Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:56PM. Congratulations to Geetha Iyer for 2013's winning story, "The Mongerji Letters". Salt Hill Journal partners with the University of Louisville for the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction. A prize of $1,500, ...
- Rantings from the Aaron Burr Cidery : Thank you Italo Calvino
We all know how embarrassing it is when someone tries to tell a joke but lacks tempo and gets everything wrong. In defense of certain virtues in art Italo Calvino provides the perfect metaphor for the cider maker (here cider ...
- Italo Calvino on introversion | Emilia Phillips
"Certainly literature would never have existed if some human beings had not been strongly inclined to introversion, discontented with the world as it is, inclined to forget themselves for hours and days on end and to fix their ...
- The Letters of Italo Calvino, Day IV : The New Yorker
Calvino confronts one of his critics, and sends an excited dispatch from the student protests of '68?
- A Great Book Study: If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino. A word on the state of my reading, If on a winter's night a traveler : I cannot finish it. I made it to chapter nine, which is technically chapter sixteen, also titled, "On the carpet of ...
- Nivedita Barve Blog: The Baron in the Trees: Italo Calvino
I will not talk about what a great writer Italo Calvino is because anyone who has read any of his work already knows that. Calvino's easy and yet meaningful style makes this novel a great joy to read. The social observations ...
- Ursula K. Le Guin on Italo Calvino | New Republic
The Italian writer Italo Calvino died on this day in 1985. In 1980, American author Ursula K. Le Guin reviewed George Martin's new translation of Calvino's Italian Folktales. Prowling among dictionaries, I discovered that the ...
- Italo Calvino: The Cloven Viscount (1952) | A Just Recompense
There is never a moonlit night but wicked ideas in evil souls writhe like serpents in nests, and charitable ones sprout lilies of renunciation and dedication. So Medardo's two halves wandered, tormented by opposing furies, ...
- 3quarksdaily: Italo Calvino: Letters 1941?1985
Italo Calvino's most famous novel, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (1979), includes just such a formula in its title but does not begin with it. Its first lines are: ?You're beginning to read Italo Calvino's new novel If on a Winter's ...
- How to Lower Your ?Worryability?: Italo Calvino's 1950 New Year's ...
In a beautiful January 1950 letter to his friend Mario Motta, found in Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985 (public library) ? one of the best biographies and memoirs of 2013, which also gave us Calvino's advice on writing, his ...
- Love and Alienation In Italo Calvino's ?Difficult Loves? | The Casual ...
Such was my experience with Italo Calvino. I first encountered one of his works in college (Daughters of the Moon from the Cosmicomics series) ? a selection that was part of a survey course in literature. I didn't like it then.
- Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities | One Book After Another.
I'd read Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities a number of years ago, decades. I'd read Borges, and started thinking about all the talk about "the postmodern novel" or whatever one might call it. I'd taken a course in college in which ...