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Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Six Memos for the Next Millennium( )
Author: Calvino, Italo
Translator: Creagh, Patrick
Series title:The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures
ISBN:978-0-674-81040-2
Publication Date:Jan 1988
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

Italo Calvino, one of the world's best storytellers, died on the eve of his departure for Harvard, where he was to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in 1985-86. Reticent by nature, he was always reluctant to talk about himself, but he welcomed the opportunity to talk about the making of literature. In the process of devising his lectures--his wife recalls that they were an "obsession" for the last year of his life--he could not avoid mention of his own work, his methods,...
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Book Details
Pages:134
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory
Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.513 x 8.385 x 0.624 Inches
Book Weight:0.647 Pounds
Author Biography
Calvino, Italo (Author)
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. He is remembered for his distinctive style of fables. Much of his first work was political, including Il Sentiero dei Nidi di Ragno (The Path of the Nest Spiders, 1947), considered one of the main novels of neorealism.

In the 1950s, Calvino began to explore fantasy and myth as extensions of realism. Il Visconte Dimezzato (The Cloven Knight, 1952), concerns a knight split in two in combat who continues to live on as two separates, one good and one bad, deprived of the link which made them a moral whole. In Il Barone Rampante (Baron in the Trees, 1957), a boy takes to the trees to avoid eating snail soup and lives an entire, fulfilled life without ever coming back down.

Calvino was awarded an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and died in 1985, following a cerebral hemorrhage. At the time of his death, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer and a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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