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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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. Six Memos for the Next Millennium &nbspis Calvino's testament, containing the five lectures he completed, newly translated by poet Geoffrey Brock. These "memos" form a stirring defense of literature and an indispensable guide to Calvino's own writings. He devotes one lecture each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and&nbspworks 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'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 trans...
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