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El nothing but in awe Each word sentence paragraph page takes you in the subtlest places of your mind and make you feel in a dreamland a world of twists and turns and which is never ending and abrupt in its beginnings and endings It goes very deep into the psyche of the readers which happens to be human though and always astonishes you with great insights into the experience of reading It s a book about books and has such a plot that no one can ever spoil it no matter how hard anyone tries And yeah it doesn t teach you anything not even philosophy Reading this book is like having the experience of experience of reading Its a work of sheer genius An experimental novel The main character is a reader who can t finish a book because the print copies are mixed up and he ends up reading first chapters of various novels over and over again He meets up with a woman who has the same problem and he goes on a search to find the rest of the book for both of them Actually there are two women sisters who have different ideas about books and what the purpose of reading is They appear in different guises throughout the story The narrative is labyrinth like as if Borges had written it But it s not fair to really focus on the plot Like many of Calvino s works this is a work of philosophy than a novel And like all of Calvino s work there s a heavy dose of fantasy and absurdity There s a professor of Cimmerian literature and Bothno Ugaric languages which sounded so realistic I looked them up to be sure they weren t real The book is made up of ten stories think of them as chapters A recurring theme is messages that he sees around him It s focused on how we relate to books Reading is going toward something that is about to be and no one yet knows what it will be There is discussion of someone who has learned not to read He touches on issues with translated books There s a chapter on ways of reading a book While reading something must always remain that eludes us which of course has often been said of poetry I enjoyed his digs at deconstruction and the French scholars such as this passage referring to a conference during the reading there must be some who underline the reflections of production methods others the process of reification others the sublimation of repression others the sexual semantic codes others the metalanguages of the body others the transgressions of roles in politics and in private life This I thought was apropos given current concerns about fake news We re in a country where everything that can be falsified has been falsified paintings in museums gold ingots bus tickets The counterrevolution and the revolution fight with salvos of falsification the result is that no one can be sure what is true and what is false the political police simulate revolutionary actions and the revolutionaries disguise themselves as policemen I have liked other works by Calvino Invisible Cities The Watcher short stories but this one ust didn t do it for me I was lost at times in the narrative and had to re read to figure out what was going on and at times didn t seem worth all the effort But many passages had great insight photo from florencephotoscom I arrived at the library with my two books in hand As I plunked them down on the check in counter a thin matronly woman approachedWould you like to check these books inYes I would but I would also like toOh I see you read If on a Winter s Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoYes I did Have you read it tooOn starting the first few pages you were put off by what appears to be a artistic gimmickWhy yes a little butyou soon realized that the author was trying to involve you in his dadaist alternate reality by connecting to the only reality the author and reader have in common The world of words and symbolismWell I m not sure I saw it that way But now that you mention itThe book caused you to not only suspend disbelief but examine your own concepts of what is means to immerse yourself in literatureActually I ust want to check these books inIt is unlike anything you have ever read before Even unlike anything Calvino has written before But he tells you that in the first three pages For the uniue part of the novel is that Calvino holds nothing back about the mechanics of his literary mindOK this is getting a little weirdIt makes you wonder Is there any reality except for that which we perceive through our imaginationThis is getting a lot weird Would you pleaseHow do you know that we are not actually in a novel this very momentOK Stop thatOr maybe we are in a review of a novelCUT THAT OUTOr a figment of someone s web pageARRRGGHHI grabbed a pen off the counter a novelCUT THAT OUTOr a figment

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someone s pageARRRGGHHI grabbed a pen off the counter up and rammed the pen through her forehead stabbing her several times None of the other people seemed to notice except an old man busy in his reading who pointed to the uiet sign and made a hushing sound After making sure she was uite dead I dragged her into the Mystery section which I felt was as good as any place to leave a corpse I had ust returned to the counter when another woman came out from the backThat s funny I was sure Mrs Peachtree was manning the desk Well never mind How can I help youI would like to return these two booksWhy of course Did you want to renew your loan on either book If on a Winter s Night a Traveler no But on Crime and Punishment yes You are about to read Mark Nicholls s review of Italo Calvino s postmodern classic If on a Winter s Night a Traveller You might want to position yourself in a comfortable chair before you begin or place a cushion behind your back as we know how arduous it can be to read things off the internet You might also care to prepare a coffee a light snack or to switch a light on before beginningYou might be thinking that this review is not going to interest you since book reviews on books you haven t read can often be frustrating For starters the writer delves into details about the plot which spoil the surprises a blind reading of the book might create and likewise you are unable to form an opinion yourself and share your thoughts on the text in uestionConversely you might have read the text and are familiar with the second person narration that addresses the reader directly and places them as a protagonist in the book You might think this review an obvious imitation of Calvino s uniue style and become irate as you read on wondering when the reviewer is going to get around to summarising the plotIn fact you become so irate you search for the book on but are incandescent when you notice each review is also written in the same imitative style and the gimmick becomes so irritating you have to leave the room for a moment to calm yourself downAs you leave the room someone knocks on the door It is a door to door salesman offering copies of Italo Calvino s novel If on a Winter s Night a Traveller at a reduced price He begins his sale by saying You are wondering whether or not this novel is for you or whether you might find a novel with the beginnings of ten separate novels included as part of the plot somewhat bemusing or distracting You are unsure whether to slam the door in my face or to go get your credit card You slam the door in his face As you return to the living room you notice that Mark Nicholls has broken into your house and is sitting naked on the couch reading Italo Calvino s novel If on a Winter s Night a Traveller You are very confused and frightened Feelings of arousal and apoplexy stir up inside you You decide to call the police but Mark Nicholls springs up from the chair as you move towards the phone You are wondering whether to phone the police to remove Mark Nicholls from your house You are deeply confused as to why this reviewer whose opinions you find facile and banal is suddenly sitting naked on your couch reading the very book you were reading about he says You look for a blunt instrument to hit him with but can find only a cup You throw the cup but he ducks and it breaks against the wallYou start to sob That was your best cup and there is coffee over the walls and carpet Further Mark Nicholls appears to be swinging his penis at you performing an embarrassing 360 swingaround which slowly hypnotises you into a deep deep sleep When you wake up you are at your desk Mark Nicholls and the coffee stain has gone You wonder why there is a grapefruit in your left hand and an antelope on your sofa Those of you who read only the opening sentence and skipped to the end get a strange feeling of anticlima. Lo Calvina edna z najbardziej oryginalnych powieści dwudziestego wieku pełna odniesień do literatury filozofii historii i nauk ścisłych Rebus stworzony w laboratorium literatury kombinatoryjnej Labirynt w którym każdy czytelnik musi odnaleźć własny wątek prowadzący do No właśnie.

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Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore300 Se una notte d inverno un viaggiatore If On A Winter s Night A Traveler Italo CalvinoIf On A Winter s Night A Traveler is a 1979 novel by the Italian writer Italo Calvino The postmodernist narrative in the form of a frame story is about the reader trying to read a book called If On A Winter s Night A Traveler Each chapter is divided into two sections The first section of each chapter is in second person and describes the process the reader goes through to attempt to read the next chapter of the book he is reading The second half is the first part of a new book that the reader you finds The second half is always about something different from the previous ones and the ending is never explained The book was published in an English translation by William Weaver in 1981 2008 1369 371 Why do you read Maybe you want to impress somebody Libraries are cool or so they say Or you expect to learn something from the books you so carefully select Or you merely have a preference for intellectual entertainment and books are considered a smart option to fulfill that purpose Or maybe you read to remember all the lives you haven t lived or that important person who left a permanent track on you whom you don t expect to see again or to delight again in the innocent thrill of being told a story like in your childhood days Maybe you read to find yourself Or your former selves Or the shadows of the younger or projected older versions of yourself Or to fill that gnawing void that is tearing you apart Perhaps you read to escape the grey hues of your mundane reality The constant nagging of useless typing that reverberates all day long at the office The futile bureaucracy of preordained obs that keep you glued to a screen dying slowly in front of a computer or behind a counter or in an assembly line or behind a wheel or listening to nonsense of all sorts Maybe you read to defy the large scale absurdity of a world that has lost its humanity To shout out in silence To resist the general predisposition for resigned acceptance without uestioning the results of your actions Whatever the reason burying your nose in a book works like magic because once you have turned the front cover an exuisite crawl of small inked letters absorbs all your attention while the prosaic surroundings that oppress you vanish in the blink of an eye Gone are the obligations The responsibilities The sacrifices Your failures Past Present and Future Only the book and you exist A sophisticated game for two A uniue chance to start from scratch and get that ending that you didn t manage to secure in your real life Wait Or is it a new beginning that you are seeking Calvino is a masterful teaser Rather than displaying his artistry through a sophisticated or overly ornamented narrative style he turns the focus on the Reader who becomes the true protagonist of this contemporary novels where the experience of reading mirrors the act of writing Opening a book generates expectation of the purest kind Everything is possible because nothing has happened yet Beginnings imply sheer rapture for they carry the promises or even better the yearnings that make hearts beat and pulses accelerate with anticipation Beginnings carry that wistful aura that hovers around a closed book or a first date before they lose that original gloss And so what co If on a Winter s Night a TravellerItalo CalvinoJust one word AWESOME You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino s new novel If on a winter s night a traveller Relax Let the world around you fade The opening line of this unusual book really fades the world around you and immerses you in a mystical eccentric surreal world where you are energised right from the scratch to encounter the world which refers to its own existence something which is unprecedented The book is a genius in a way that how it approaches the story narrative of the book is in second person the protagonist is a young male reader known simply as The Reader There is a second character a female reader referred to by the author as the Other Reader The relationship between the two characters is one of the two plot drivers of the book Calvino borrows plot and style from authors of each of different genres inserting them in his novel making it inter textual or based off of many texts The author has a lot to stay with the ongoing story The protagonist of the book is apparently you the reader who then moves stay with the ongoing story The protagonist of the book is apparently you the reader who then moves the inter textuality of the novel to come across different manuscripts each of which is interrupted ust after You begins to relish it and You continues to search for a thread through which You can connect these manuscripts however soon You realizes that it s a for a thread through which You can connect these manuscripts however soon You realizes that it s a attempt to look for such a thread and that too not before You finds another character facing the same dilemma both of you spans bookshops probable authors "Of Those Manuscripts To "those manuscripts to for such a thread Eventually You accepts that it s the structure of book those manuscripts are written not to be connected and when You starts enjoying it its structure puzzles prose style ust then it ends and You gets the same feeling which You gets after finishing a surreal movie It happens that You start a chapter and feel it was not very good and then Calvino would do something brilliant and You would feel wow by what he did as earlier what seemed to be boorish and distracted chapter turns into a great experience and it continues throughout the bookThe novel which can be best described as book within a book about many books can be said as epitome of postmodern literature a perfect example of meta fiction Calvino proposes that novels could be uickly read by having a computer break them down into lists of word freuencies he sets down sample lists to evoke whole novels He shows You the developments in modern literature the books which have become prominent examples of contemporary literature in the process he depicts human nature about possessions while spanning You through a bookshop to finally arrive at If on a winter s night a traveller But you know you must never allow yourself to be awed that among them there extend acres and acres the Books You needn t read the Books Made For Purposes Other Than Reading Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong To The Category Of Books Read Before Written And thus you pass the outer girdle of ramparts but then you are attacked by the infantry of Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered but this relative relief is then undermined by the ambush of Books Read Long Ago Which It s Now Time to Reread and The Books You ve Always Pretended to Have Read And Now It s Time to Sit Down and Really Read Themyou have turned toward a stack of If on a winter s night a traveller fresh off the press you grasped a copy and you have carried it to the cashier so that your right to own it can be established Your house being the place in which you read can tell us the position books occupy in your lifeif they are defense you set up to keep the outside world at a distance if they are dream into which you sink as if into a drug or bridges you cast toward the world that interests you so much that you want to multiply and extend its dimensions through books Calvino explores human sexuality through the relationship between two characters through interaction between them their interests The two central characters share a love of reading for reading s sake in contrast to some of the other characters in the book It is this shared love which drives the romance but the book recognizes that reading is ultimately an activity you do alone One reads alone even in another s presence But Calvino also draws the parallel between love making and reading The narrative of the book here gradually moves to The Other Reader from You Ludmilla now you are being read Your body is being subjected to a systematic reading through channels of tactile information visual olfactory and not without some intervention of the taste buds Hearing also has its role alert to your gasps and your trills It is not only the body that is in you the object of reading the body matters insofar as it is part of a complex of elaborate elements not all visible and not all present but manifested in visible and present events the clouding of your eyes your laughing the words you speak your way of gathering and spreading your hair your initiatives and your reticences and all the signs that are on the fr. Dziesięć początków powieści każdy urywa się w punkcie kulminacyjnym Czytelnik i Czytelniczka poszukują kompletnego tekstu autora bezbłędnego wydania właściwego tłumacza Gromadzą poszlaki mnożą przypuszczenia to gubią to odnajdują kolejne tropy Czy niedokończone powieści to. Ontier between you and usage and habits and memory and prehistory and fashion all codes all the poor alphabets by which one human being believes at certain moments that he is reading another human being In the last chapter Calvino shares his thought his different point of views about reading through different readers the first reader says Don t be amazed if you see my eyes always wandering In fact this is my way of reading and it is only in this way that reading proves fruitful for me If a book truly interests me I cannot follow it for than a few lines before my mind having seized on a thought that the text suggests to it or a feeling or a uestion or an image goes off on a tangent and springs from thought to thought from image to image in an itinerary of reasonings and fantasies that I feel the need to pursue ot the end moving away from the book until I have lost sight of it The stimulus of reading is indispensable to me and of meaty reading even if of every book I manage to read no than a few pages But those few pages already enclose for me whole universes which I can never exhaust Calvino best describes the experience of reading through the sixth reader The moment that counts most for me is the one that precedes reading At times a title is enough to kindle in me the desire for a book that perhaps does not exist At times it is the incipit of the book the first sentences In other words if you need little to set the imagination going I reuire even less the promise of reading is enough At this Ellas Second Exam juncture I am facing the dilemma which is uniue to works of Calvino it isn t easy to review them and this one also seems to be another futile attemptHowever there s one thing which can be said with assurance that If on a winter s night a traveller is a book about the pleasure of reading Original review November 2011Imagine that it is winter and there is snow everywhere and you can t go out and all you do for days is read book after book story after story gor I say this is what happenedItalo Calvino was suffering from a writer s block He would start a novel get it to its first curve and abandon it before the resolution A few months later he would start another with a similar result Finally his publishers got impatient because it had been years since the last novel and they said Italo get your shit together We need a new book Now Italo panicked and did the only thing he could think of He glued all his failed attempts together and delivered it to the publisher Here it is My new novel Er Italo but those areust beginning of some 10 different books Yeah I know Don t you get it It s postmodernism Ok You know I am playing with the concept of the author It is basically all about the reader now The author has become obsolete It is the reader that creates the work and the author is not even necessary Ah I see Do we still need to pay you then Yah Will mail you the invoice I have read most of the reviews on here and I agree with all of them with the bad ones and the good ones all the same If you think this is contradictive and not possible think again And one word for you deconstructionismThere is no doubt that Calvino is was one hell of a writer and he plays with his poor readers like a cat plays with a mouse This book was an absolute trip and really gets you dizzy It might or might not be a coincidence that a day after finishing it I caught some weird bug that made me throw up for two days straightNow I am going to talk about one aspect that none of the reviewers have pointed out It is so fucking sexist like HELLO All the female characters in each one of the novels as well as the main novel that puts the novels together have all the charecteristics of the Other The female reader is actually called The Other Reader for crying out loud Even when for a short moment the narration is switched to make the female reader the subject it is only so that the male reader can run around her flat and describe her and define her and check this she is NOT EVEN THERE Calvino makes herme the subject for a few pages and she is not even there She is forever passive All the female characters are or less passive They are also mysterious intagible and ethereal and their actions usually make no sense to the subject of the narrative be it the their actions usually make no sense to the subject of the narrative be it the from the main narrative or the various I s from the sub novels This kind of stuff really gets on my nerves Especially since I read The Other Sex by Simone de Beauvoir So Calvino deconstruct that old as the world archetype why don t you Only you can t because you are dead When I was young in the 1950 s the whole family would gather around our ancient rabbit eared black white TV when the postwar sensation Perry Como came on And every week he d start out by singing Dream along with me I m on my way to the Stars That s sorta like where the magician Calvino sends us in this bemusing and magical romp through the strawberry fields of our imaginations and hisHis book is the very stuff dreams are made onHe uses everything but the kitchen sink as the components for this Rube Goldbergian literary contraption aimed at one thing onlyOur SHEER DELIGHTCalvino had his brains stretched uite a bit half starving in the Italian hill country a fugitive from Mussolini s ustice while working for the Resistance but post traumatic stress can with an iron and sternly self possessing will be put to bountiful use Witness books like thisAnd we are his beneficiaries in this golden legacy of tales tales that transpire in a magical twilight land halfway between the real and the unrealBut though Calvino s wildly inventive yarns seem in essence so wonderful he doesn t allow any whimsical turn of plot to turn back upon itself in a comforting mind fold or even repeat itself assuringly at another point of the book There is little closure and it is all so vibrantly open ended and inventiveSo WHY is he going so strongly against the common grain endlessly changing the subject with each new chapterWell this Italian postmodernist like us is afflicted grievously with the ricocheting catastrophes of each day s brutal events trumpeted at every fraction of a half turn by the proud press and has no secure footholdFor as Paul Simon wroteYou can t expect to be bright and bon vivantSo far away from homeOur heart will always be in our first home as Bachelard says in The Poetics of Space and so it is the place where all our dreams have their rootThe modern age has cast us adrift We must begin at the beginning againIf we think back we ll see how our childhood dreams were rocked to sleep in the shadow of the informing myths and legends of our ageWorking below the surface of reality in our meditations we can knit the scattered pieces of our lives back together with stories like Calvino sScattered stories Separate stories Like the stories of our everyday nondescript livesAnd Calvino lives in a world leached of its meaning by the press as we doHe lives in an open ended universe As a new book recently put it everything is now uantumnition Grist for the mill of chanceSo Pascal after his life affirming mystical vision he was a man WAY ahead of his time by the way said man is a thinking reed He means without God in our lives we are apt to change our mind with every new windBut until we find Him postmodernism is the aegis under which we and Calvino must create our ethereal kingdoms of romanceAnd from thence our unending attempts at magical escapes Until as Forster says we only connect our own stories and escapes to the overarching myths that make our minds what they areSo DON T be waylaid by your frustration in not initially making sense of his fantastic crazy uilt #Jumble Of YarnsAnd Don # of yarnsAnd don get stressed thinking about their place in the story Just RELAX AND ENJOYAnd if you ve never read Calvino you re in for the RIDE OF YOUR LIFESo if you re feeling comfortably relaxed nowOnce in a lifetime along comes a bookThat s absolutely Perfect for a Long Cold Night of Dream laden Meandering ReadingAnd THIS is IT It s one of those books which stands alone and shine like sun There is nothing uite like it It s one of its Kind Uniue There Are A Few Books Uniue There are a few books you come across where the writing the prose so lyrical and beautiful makes such an impact that it leaves you completely dazzled and for a while you are stunned that wow what ust happened and then you are spellbound speechless And it is one of those books The Writing is magical hypnotizing It snares you in its magical net It casts a spell and you can fe. Efekt szalbierstw Hermesa Marany hochsztaplera zarzucającego rynek plagiatami A może cała książka est dziełem Silasa Flannery'ego pisarza który w swoim nowym utworze chciałby wreszcie wypowiedzieć całą prawdę o świecieJeśli zimową nocą podróżny to szczytowe osiągnięcie Ita.