The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446414213
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A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness.

The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099268051
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"Calvino tells the mingled tales of The Castle of Crossed Destinies by means of tarot cards. Travellers meet in a castle - or, in a second section, a tavern - where their powers of speech are magically taken from them and a tarot card is placed at their disposal-Ingenious' New Yorker"

The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156154550
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A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

A Critical Analysis Of Two Works By Italo Calvino

Autore: Dyan Gershman
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Mr Palomar

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547542380
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Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman’s breasts, or a gorilla’s behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Tarots

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847800100
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The text is a short novel by Calvino in effect commissioned by Ricci for this edition: it concerns a group of travelers who are struck dumb and can communicate their stories only through Tarot cards, recounted and described by a narrator. [Calvino went on later to 'complete' the story in a second part, built around another deck of Tarot, published in 1973 as "Il castello dei destini incrociati" [Torino : Einaudi, 1973.], later published in English as: The castle of crossed destinies . Illustrating Calvino's novel are high quality photographs of the 15th c Visconto Tarot deck, the oldest known surviving deck in existence. The Visconti deck is dispersed between the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, and others are in a private collection. An essay by Sergio Samek Ludovici discusses the game of Tarots and the history of the Visconti-Sforza Packs.

Understanding Italo Calvino

Autore: Beno Weiss
Editore: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872498587
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Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.

The Watcher Other Stories

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156949521
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The Italian writer is concerned with grotesque or farcical events of the future

The Complete Cosmicomics

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544231937
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“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

Invisible Cities

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413320X
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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson