The written world and the unwritten world Essays

Italo Calvino

Book - 2023

Available in English for the first time, a collection of essays offering an extraordinary global view of this great Italian master's approach to writing, reading, and interpreting literature.

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New York : Mariner Classics [2023]
First edition
Physical Description
369 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Main Author
Italo Calvino (author)
Other Authors
Ann Goldstein, 1949- (translator)
  • Reading, writing, translating
  • Good intentions
  • Characters and names
  • The failure of the Italian novel
  • The fates of the novel
  • Questions on realism
  • Answers to nine questions on the novel
  • Industrial themes
  • Correspondence with Angelo Guglielmi regarding 'The Challenge to the Labyrinth'
  • On translation
  • Letter from a 'minor' writer
  • Sitting-down literature
  • Art thefts (conversation with Tullio Pericoli)
  • Translating a text is the true way of reading it
  • Literature and power (on an essay by Alberto Asor Rosa)
  • The last fires
  • Gian Carlo Ferretti, bestseller Italian-style
  • The written world and the unwritten world
  • A book, books
  • Why do you write?
  • On publishing
  • Notes for a book series on moral inquiry
  • Plan for a journal
  • A new series, Einaudi's Centopagine series
  • Einaudi Biblioteca Giovani (Einaudi Young People's Library)
  • The Mondadori Biblioteca Romantica
  • On the fantastic
  • The knights of the Grail
  • Fantastic tales of the nineteenth century
  • Seven flasks of tears
  • The fantastic in Italian literature
  • Notturno Italiano
  • Science, history, anthropology
  • The genealogical forest
  • Cosmological models
  • Montezuma and Corťs
  • Cannibals and Kings by Marvin Harris
  • Carlo Ginzburg, 'Clues: Roots of an Evidential Paradigm'
  • Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers, La Nouvelle Alliance
  • Arnold van Gennep, The Rights of Passage
  • Long Journey to the Center of the Brain by Renato and Rosellina Balbi
  • Disturbing the Universe by Freeman Dyson
  • Giovanni Godoli, The Sun: Story of a Star
  • Essay on Love by Ortega y Gasset
  • The View from Afar by Claude Ľvi-Strauss
  • Pietro Redondi, Galileo Heretic
  • Ancient and Modern Ideas of Fate by Giorgio de Santillana.