Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo CalvinoSix Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino

Six Memos for the Next Millennium

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byGeoffrey Brock

Paperback | August 2, 2016

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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."
ITALO CALVINO (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as ...
Title:Six Memos for the Next MillenniumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544146670

ISBN - 13:9780544146679

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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 "