Calvino himself made the selection of pieces to be included in this volume. This collection of essays about literature does indeed make you want to reread his entire catalog to understand even more deeply the ideas he was trying to pass along.  25,00 €, 8,42 € Dispatched from the UK in 6 business days  17,00 €, 13,44 € I found especially resonant and gratifying since I studied them in grad school. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book, One comes away from this collection of intellectually playful essays...by Italy's foremost modern novelist...inspired to go back and reread the body of his fiction in the light of his reflections on literature. --, In these essays, Calvino is able to make the world alive and comprehensible for us -- and magical. The Uses of Literature Italo Calvino.  11,40 €, 31,56 € He taught at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in the 1990s. Italo Calvino 1923-1984 Novelist and short story writer Italo Calvino was born in Cuba on October 15, 1923, and grew up in Italy, graduating from the University of Turin in 1947. The Uses of Literature Quotes Showing 1-7 of 7 “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. We use cookies and similar tools, including those used by approved third parties (collectively, "cookies") for the purposes described below.You can learn more about how we (plus approved third parties) use cookies and how to change your settings by visiting the Cookies notice. In "Right and Wrong Political Uses of Literature," Calvino begins by describing the difficulties for writers in being heard, since even the most sensational and explosive writing can fail to impact on readers, "All is as nothing, like the sound of the wind.  229,80 €, 11,99 € We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. YES! We use cookies to remember your preferences such as preferred shipping country and currency, to save items placed in your shopping cart, to track website visits referred from our advertising partners, and to analyze our website traffic. The writing is intelligent, and always dynamic, and he has this playful sensibility which really comes through in his non fiction work. He translated the works of numerous authors including Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Giorgio Bassani and Primo Levi. His best known works include the, “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”, “The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”, Best Non-Fiction Books About Books and Reading. One might expect a major publishing house to ensure better OCR'ing.  15,32 €, 13,32 € Refresh and try again. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Italo Calvino is my Number One MySpace Friend.  13,29 €, 12,13 € To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. He just brings such a fresh, lively perspective to everything he writes about, heck, he almost made me want to read Dickens again in 'the novel as spectacle', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 17, 2016. Calvino's affection for literature is visible on every page, and ... Read full review The Uses of Literature Italo Calvino. |, 132.08 Important reading for cartoonists (Calvino is good for cartoonists to read in general I think). The opening essay. It's hard to appreciate essays about books which one has yet to read; thus, I enjoyed the pieces about literature and writing as a whole more than I did the selections about specific titles. The writing is intelligent, and always dynamic, and he has this playful sensability which really comes through in his non fiction work. Translated by Patrick Creagh. In "Right and Wrong Political Uses of Literature," Calvino begins by describing the difficulties for writers in being heard, since even the most sensational and explosive writing can fail to impact on readers, "All is as nothing, like the sound of the wind. After hammering with the literary criticism textbooks for a while, reading about literature from another perspective is like getting some new fresh air, especially from Calvino whom I always resonate with intelligence and witty. Please try again.  16,00 €, 13,32 €  16,00 €, 14,47 € In other pieces, Calvino brings a fresh, unpredictable approach to why we should reread the classics, how cinema and comic strips influence writers, and the cartoon universe of Saul Steinberg. There was a problem loading your book clubs. He is humorous and pretty easy to follow. I found especially resonent and gratifying since I'm in grad school at St. John's. I re-read his essay "Why Read the Classics?" Great non-fiction from a great fiction writer, Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2012, As usual, Calvino does not disappoint. In the era of cultural studies, 1 … See search results for this author. He reflects on who the author is writing for, why the classic, Italo Calvino was a watershed for me in reading fiction in my 20s. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address. Three intertwined essays on French utopian socialist Fourier present him as a precursor of Women's Lib, a satirist and visionary thinker whose scheme for a society in which each person's desires could be satisfied deserves to be taken seriously.

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