9780544146679-0544146670-Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Six Memos for the Next Millennium

ISBN-13: 9780544146679
ISBN-10: 0544146670
Author: Calvino, Italo
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780544146679
ISBN-10: 0544146670
Author: Calvino, Italo
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Calvino, Italo wrote Six Memos for the Next Millennium comprising 176 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0544146670 and 9780544146679. Since then Six Memos for the Next Millennium textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.55 or rent at the marketplace.

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“One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature.”—Boston Globe

“A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino’s own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world’s greatest writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle


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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