Author: Italo Calvino

This is an account of the universe as a cosmic joke, surreal random fiction. Ofwfq is like matter – he can be neither created nor destroyed. In 1000 diverse shapes and peculiar forms he has fitted, spiralled and plodded through every strange change or evolution. This is his account…..Read More

8 Books Similar to Cosmicomics

Collected Fictions

Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single… Continue Reading Posted in: Caribbean & Latin American Literature, Classic American Literature, Fiction, Short Stories

Invisible Cities

"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic Short Stories, Experimental Fiction, Historical Italian Fiction, Italian Fiction, Voyages And Travels

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written… Continue Reading Posted in: Cultural Heritage Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Russian Fiction, Translations Into English, United States

If on a winter’s night a traveler

Librarian's Note: alternate cover edition for this edition is in here.Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.If on a… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic American Literature, Classic Literature & Fiction, New York (State) Larchmont, Short Stories


Ficciones es quizás el libro más famoso de Jorge Luis Borges, con el que obtuvo en 1961 el importante Premio Formentor. Obra imprescindible en la literatura contemporánea, sus cuentos pertenecen… Continue Reading Posted in: Argentine Fiction, Classic American Fiction, Classic Short Stories, Short Stories, Spanish, Spanish Fiction

The Castle of Crossed Destinies

A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards… Continue Reading Posted in: Experimental Fiction, Italian Fiction, Nonverbal Communication

The Baron in the Trees

A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own termsCosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic Historical Fiction, Historical Fantasy (Kindle Store)

Difficult Loves

This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the eleven tales… Continue Reading Posted in: British & Irish Literature & Fiction, Calvino, Italo, Short Stories, Translations Into English

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