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Italo Calvino

January 8th 1947 - January 10th 2016

11 January 2016

This morning I left the house, put my headphones on, started Winamp on my cell phone, and started listening to this song. And I cried. As long as you remember, the only other time I have cried for the death of a famous person was when Italo Calvino left us,...

Thirty years ago

19 September 2015

I had already written a post on the occasion of the twenty years since the death of Italo Calvino, but today I would like to add some more reflections. Thirty years have passed since that 19 September 1985, but the importance of this writer for me is not diminished, nor...


15 April 2009

I have very little time and especially very little desire to read lately, but I would never have left this book alone without giving it the right space. I am not able to give it a proper review, I can only say that Malinverno is a beautiful book, which I...

If a winter night

19 September 2005

It is not easy to talk about an author as multifaceted and complete as Italo Calvino. Therefore, I will limit myself to making people understand what he meant for me and why I recommend everyone to read his works, current and often visionary. < br> I grew up on bread...