The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo CalvinoThe Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

The Complete Cosmicomics

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byWilliam Weaver, Tim Parks

Paperback | August 25, 2015

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These dazzling stories 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, Italo Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these beloved tales relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.

The Complete Cosmicomics brings together in one volume all thirty-four of these deft, enchanting stories for the first time in English. This definitive collection reconfirms the cosmicomics as an enduring literary achievement.

About The Author

"Italy's most beloved modern writer" ( Washington Post ), ITALO CALVINO (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. His works-including the novels Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveler, and The Baron in the Trees -have been translated into dozens of languages.
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Title:The Complete CosmicomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.1 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544577876

ISBN - 13:9780544577879

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five for the Original Collection I haven't read the complete CC yet, but look forward to it. The original gets five out five, for sure. One of Calvino's best works.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointing I bought the book after listening to the first story (The Distance of the Moon) on Radiolab and really liking it, but I am finding it difficult to finish the book now. The rest of the collection is not as compelling as the first story.
Date published: 2016-12-11