The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo CalvinoThe Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

The Complete Cosmicomics

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byWilliam Weaver, Tim Parks

Paperback | August 25, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.63 online 
$22.50 list price save 12%
Earn 98 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


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
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 wel...
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

Look for similar items by category:


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