WHEN the 2019 Manchester International Festival line-up was announced, Invisible Cities was billed as a dance, theatre and musical piece based on the Italo Calvino
novel of the same name.
Based on Italo Calvino
's novel, The Baron in the Trees, the show includes amazing acrobatics, slapstick, juggling and aerial stunts.
Inspired by the experiments of the Paris-based writing group known as the Oulipo -- whose members included Raymond Queneau, Italo Calvino
, and Marcel Duchamp -- Ording explores new ways to examine the aesthetic possibilities of mathematical activity.
Throughout these several "chapters," which are structured in a way that's somewhat reminiscent of Italo Calvino
's Invisible Cities, another book that's a conversation in vignettes, the nationalist challenges the disinterested passenger with an assortment of economic, cultural, and authoritarian rationalizations for his beliefs.
"Short-Form Creative Writing" also includes an anthology, offers inspiring examples of short-form writing in all of the styles covered, and also includes illustrative work by Charles Baudelaire, Italo Calvino
, Lydia Davis, Grant Faulkner, Ilya Kaminsky, Jamaica Kincaid, and a great many others.
Mae gan Italo Calvino
stori fer am ddyn yn gweiddi "Theresa" y tu allan i res o fflatiau.
Borrowing from the literary tradition of Marcel Proust, Rainer Maria Rilke and Italo Calvino
, Wolf fashions Reader, Come Home as a series of letters to us, her fellow readers.
Their topics include from codex to codecs, infrathin platforms: print on demand as auto-factography, doing things with literature in a digital age: Italo Calvino
's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and the material turn in literary studies, the demediation of writing in Memory Palace and Fugitive Sparrows, and revisiting the book-as-world: world-making and book materiality in Only Revolution and The Atlas.
It feels like being very drunk and high and listening to someone trying to imitate Italo Calvino
. Stranger yet, a lot of the novel's branding hints that it is a tome for the Trump era.
Sarmad Sehbai's creation, Mah-i-Mir, a film released in 2016, and Tahir Asghar's project of publishing six books on Manto in 2016 by Bookage, Lahore, brought back to me what the Italian maestro Italo Calvino
said about the classics: 'A classic is a work which relegates the noise of the present to a background hum, which at the same time the classics cannot exist without.'
Nicola Pugliese's unusual Malacqua was first published in 1977 by Italo Calvino
. Never reprinted until after Pugliese's death, it appears for the first time in English translation by Shaun Whiteside.