Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Italo Calvino (Author) Geoffrey Brock (Translator)
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"One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature."--Boston Globe

"A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino's own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world's greatest writing."--San Francisco Chronicle

At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one "memo" each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino's "next millennium" has dawned.

Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
August 02, 2016
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780544146679
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About the Author

ITALO CALVINO's (1923-1985) superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review). At his death, at age sixty-one, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.

GEOFFREY BROCK is an award-winning translator and poet whose translations include works of Umberto Eco, Cesare Pavese, and others.

Reviews

"Enchanting... Calvino woos you... If you take the time to absorb this book, you will never read or write the same way again... he will provide you with a rich new way of looking and thinking." --PASTE MAGAZINE