Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Product Number: EB00060006
Released: Aug 02, 2016
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ISBN: #9780544230965
Publisher: Mariner Books
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"One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature."-Boston Globe "A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino's own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world's greatest writing."-San Francisco Chronicle At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one "memo" each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino's "next millennium" has dawned.

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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Original Publish Date: Aug 02, 2016

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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: Classics
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Released: Nov 26, 2018
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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: Classics
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Released: Nov 01, 2018
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