Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.

Woollahra Libraries Catalogue

PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

Six memos for the next millennium / Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock.

Six memos for the next millennium / Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock.
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9780241275955 (paperback)
0241275954 (paperback)
Author Calvino, Italo author.
Title Six memos for the next millennium / Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock.
Publisher/Date London : Penguin Books, 2016.
©2016
Pagination etc. vii, 155 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin modern classics
Contents note First published in Italy as Lezioni americane by Garzanti Libri, Milan 1988.
Summary Note 'Words connect the visible track to the invisible thing ...like a fragile makeshift bridge cast across the void' With imagination and wit, Italo Calvino sought to define the virtues of the great literature of the past in order to shape the values of the future. His effervescent last works, left unfinished at his death, were the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, which he was due to deliver at Harvard in 1985-86. These surviving drafts explore the literary concepts closest to his heart: Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth), in serious yet playful essays that reveal his debt to the comic strip and the folktale. This collection, now in a fluent and supple new translation, is a brilliant precis of a great writer whose legacy will endure through the millennium he addressed. Translated by Geoffrey Brock.
Language note Translated from the Italian.
Subject - Name Calvino, Italo -- Translations into English
Subject Literature -- Philosophy
Added Author Brock, Geoffrey, 1964- translator.
Shelf Location 854.914 CALV
Catalogue Information 754038 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 754038 Top of page .