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uberdervish said in June 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

So good to see this! I discovered Calvino for the first time about 10 years ago, and ever since have been appalled that he’s not more widely read & celebrated… though my personal favourites are the fantastic & engaging “The Nonexistent Knight” and “The Baron in the Trees.”

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Rusty said in June 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

@uberdervish:

I’m glad to hear that you know and appreciate this author! This was the first time I had heard of him, but I am planning on checking out more of his stuff. Thanks for the info.

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Eidolon said in June 14th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Great review!

I was first introduced to Calvino only a few years ago; “Invisible Cities” blew my mind. Cosmicomics was the next one I read, and I still pick it up from time to time just because it’s that kind of book. You could plow through it in an afternoon, but it’s so rich that there are passages you just want to stop and think about over a cup of coffee for a while.

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Rusty said in June 15th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Eidolon – 3 glowing reviews of this book is more than enough to make me want to pick it up!

I can’t believe I had never heard of it before now. Oh well, better late than never right?