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Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

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The definitive edition of Calvinos cosmicomics, bringing together all of these enchanting stories—including some never before translated—in one volume for the first time

In Italo Calvinos cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earths first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world.

Now, The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of the cosmicomic stories for the first time. Containing works previously published in Cosmicomics, t zero, and Numbers in the Dark, this single volume also includes seven previously uncollected stories, four of which have never been published in translation in the United States. This “complete and definitive collection” (Evening Standard) reconfirms the cosmicomics as a crowning literary achievement and makes them available to new generations of readers.

“Its a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian

Synopsis:

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.

Synopsis:

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories — including some never before translated — in one volume for the first time.

Synopsis:

“Everybody telephones everybody at every possible moment, and nobody can speak to anybody . . . Distance has been the warp that supports the weft of every love story.” — from Numbers in the Dark

 

Written between 1943 and 1984, the stories in Numbers in the Dark span the career of one of fiction’s modern masters: from Italo Calvino’s earliest fables, to tales informed by life in World War II–era Italy, to the delightful experimentation that would define his later work. Here are speculative stories on life in the digital age, genre-bending wonders, and “impossible interviews” with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated by Tim Parks, Numbers in the Dark shows off Calvino’s lifelong gift for subtle humor and shimmering philosophical insight.

 

Numbers in the Dark is a glorious grab-bag . . . [with] enough gems from every phase in Calvino’s career to make it feel indispensable.” — Seattle Times

Synopsis:

For the first time in paperback, here is a diabolically inventive collection of previously uncollected stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from the internationally acclaimed

About the Author

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was born in Cuba, and grew up in San Remo, Italy.  He was a member of the partisan movement during the German occupation of northern Italy in World War II.  The novel that resulted from that experience, published in English as The Path to the Nest of Spiders, won widespread acclaim.  His other works of fiction include the Baron in the Trees, The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Cosmicomics, Difficult Loves, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Invisible Cities, Marcovaldo, Mr. Palomar, The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount, t zero, Under the Jaguar Sun, and The Watcher and Other Stories. His works of nonfiction include Six Memos for the Next Millennium and The Uses of Literature, collections of literary essays, and the anthology Italian Folktales.

Table of Contents

  1. The man who shouted Teresa
  2. The flash
  3. Making do
  4. Dry river
  5. Conscience
  6. Solidarity
  7. The black sheep
  8. Good for nothing
  9. Like a flight of ducks
  10. Love far from home
  11. Wind in a city
  12. The lost regiment
  13. Enemy eyes
  14. A general in the library
  15. The workshop hen
  16. Numbers in the dark
  17. The queen's necklace
  18. Becalmed in the Antilles
  19. The tribe with its eyes on the sky
  20. Nocturnal soliloquy of a Scottish nobleman
  21. A beautiful March day
  22. World memory
  23. Beheading the heads
  24. The burning of the abominable house
  25. The petrol pump
  26. Neanderthal man
  27. Montezuma
  28. Before you say 'Hello' --Glaciation
  29. The call of the water
  30. The mirror, the target
  31. The other Eurydice
  32. The memoirs of Casanova
  33. Henry Ford
  34. The last channel
  35. Implosion
  36. Nothing and not much.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679743538
Translator:
Parks, Tim
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Parks, Tim
Translated by:
Tim Parks
Author:
McLaughlin, Martin
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Author:
of Invisible Cities and If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.
Author:
Parks, Tim
Author:
Weaver, William
Author:
Italo, Calvino
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage international
Publication Date:
20141118
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780679743538 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories — including some never before translated — in one volume for the first time.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Everybody telephones everybody at every possible moment, and nobody can speak to anybody . . . Distance has been the warp that supports the weft of every love story.” — from Numbers in the Dark

 

Written between 1943 and 1984, the stories in Numbers in the Dark span the career of one of fiction’s modern masters: from Italo Calvino’s earliest fables, to tales informed by life in World War II–era Italy, to the delightful experimentation that would define his later work. Here are speculative stories on life in the digital age, genre-bending wonders, and “impossible interviews” with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated by Tim Parks, Numbers in the Dark shows off Calvino’s lifelong gift for subtle humor and shimmering philosophical insight.

 

Numbers in the Dark is a glorious grab-bag . . . [with] enough gems from every phase in Calvino’s career to make it feel indispensable.” — Seattle Times

"Synopsis" by , For the first time in paperback, here is a diabolically inventive collection of previously uncollected stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from the internationally acclaimed
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