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Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Italo Calvino
4.2/5 (6329 ratings)
Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.

What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to each of five indispensable qualities: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity. A sixth lecture, on consistency, was never committed to paper, and we are left only to ponder the possibilities. With this book, he gives us the most eloquent defense of literature written in the twentieth century as a fitting gift for the next millennium.
Language
English
Pages
128
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
October 27, 1996
ISBN
0099730510
ISBN 13
9780099730514

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Italo Calvino
4.2/5 (6329 ratings)
Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.

What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to each of five indispensable qualities: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity. A sixth lecture, on consistency, was never committed to paper, and we are left only to ponder the possibilities. With this book, he gives us the most eloquent defense of literature written in the twentieth century as a fitting gift for the next millennium.
Language
English
Pages
128
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
October 27, 1996
ISBN
0099730510
ISBN 13
9780099730514

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