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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 26, 2012 - Fiction - 168 pages
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A collection of stories about time, space, and the evolution of the universe in which the author blends mathematics with poetic imagination. “Calvino does what very few writers can do: he describes imaginary worlds with the most extraordinary precision and beauty” (Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books). Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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User Review  - VeritysVeranda - LibraryThing

I never know where I will end up when reading anything by Italo Calvino, but I do know that I will be in for an interesting journey. Having studied way too much physics and math for most ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Occasionally brilliant and notional, often stultifying. Cf. the title story in which our universal character takes a second...one second ... Read full review


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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 well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

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