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The Resource 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

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Six memos for the next millennium
Title
Six memos for the next millennium
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Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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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A collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was preparing to deliver at the time of his death, setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Together, these "memos" form a stirring defense of literature and an indispensable guide to Calvino's own work
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10521799
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Calvino, Italo
Dewey number
801
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
essays
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1964-
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Brock, Geoffrey
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True
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  • Literature
  • Style, Literary
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Style, Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Six memos for the next millennium, Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock
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"First published in Italy as Lezioni americane, by Garzanti Libri, Milan, 1988. First published in the United States (in a translation by Patrick Creagh) by Harvard University Press in 1988 and subsequently by Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House, in 1993." -- Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lightness -- Quickness -- Exactitude -- Visibility -- Multiplicity -- Translator's Note
Control code
ocn948668878
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780544146679
Lccn
2016008858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026256976
System control number
(OCoLC)948668878
Label
Six memos for the next millennium, Italo Calvino ; a new translation from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Italy as Lezioni americane, by Garzanti Libri, Milan, 1988. First published in the United States (in a translation by Patrick Creagh) by Harvard University Press in 1988 and subsequently by Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House, in 1993." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lightness -- Quickness -- Exactitude -- Visibility -- Multiplicity -- Translator's Note
Control code
ocn948668878
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780544146679
Lccn
2016008858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026256976
System control number
(OCoLC)948668878

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