Italo Calvino (1923-1985), was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories…

Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories…

Italo Calvino, 1983 -by Irving Penn  Salman Rushdie on Italo Calvino - from a talk given by Rushdie: “Italo Calvino’s Imaginary Real” (PEN American Center) :    All writers build roads from the world in which they live to the world of the imagination and I think Calvino more than anyone else was interested in that road: How is it built? What are its bricks? How do you get there from here? By what journey does one reach Wonderland, or Alphaville, or Oz? What is their relations

chagalov: “ Italo Calvino, 1983 -by Irving Penn Salman Rushdie on Italo Calvino - from a talk given by Rushdie: “Italo Calvino’s Imaginary Real” (PEN American Center) : “ All writers build roads from.

Now I shall tell of the city of Zenobia, which is wonderful in this fashion: though set on dry terrain it stands on high pilings, and the houses are of bamboo and zinc, with many platforms and balconies placed on stilts at various heights, crossing one another, linked by ladders and haging sidewalks, surmounted by cone-roofed belvederes, barrels storing water, weather vanes, jutting pulleys, and fish poles, and cranes. Pag. 30

Zenobia Art Print

Zenobia: a city above a dry plain. Based on one of Calvino’s “Invisible cities”. One colour Screen print with hand painted flags by David Fleck.

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino | 25 Books To Read Before You Die

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler: Italo Calvino fine to read on kindle, I think.

Lima-based architect Karina Puente has a personal project: to illustrate each and every "invisible" city from Italo Calvino's 1972 novel. Her initial...

Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', Illustrated (Again)

Italo Calvino: the best Italian writer of the XXth century

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino. Roma 1960

Pier Paolo Pasolini e Italo Calvino al Caffè Rosati in Piazza del…

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