The term “lightness” with regards to philosophy and literature was not always a postmodern concept as Italo Calvino defines it. Lightness on. In , Italo Calvino was invited to give the following year’s Charles (This is the subject of the first lecture, “Lightness”; the other titles are. Calvino describes “lightness” as a “lightening of language whereby meaning is conveyed through a verbal texture that seems weightless, until.

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It was as if no one could escape the inexorable stare of Medusa.

He views literature as a transformation of ideas, and he views lightness as a transfromative power. Elise books view quotes. Dec 01, I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a different logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. I enjoy the lighthess he manipulates so much, I used its techniques for my analogy of lightness. Zen Buddhism teaches that one ought to become as light as being itself.


O cherished moon, beneath whose quiet beams the hares dance in the woods.

As soon as the moon appears in poetry, it brings with it a sensation of lightness, suspension, a silent calm enchantment. This page was last edited on 15 Mayat Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Isyae 5 books view quotes. Tracy 1, clvino view quotes. Chesa books view quotes. Being late at the wake is considered chic where she comes from.

In the boundless universe of literature there are always new avenues to be explored, both very recent and very ancient, styles and forms that can change our image of the world. Beta books view quotes. Full of good intentions, I tried to identify myself with the ruthless energies propelling the events of our century, both collective and individual.

Dec 18, But the most unexpected thing is the miracle that follows: Maybe I was only then becoming aware of the weight, the inertia, the opacity of the world—qualities that stick to writing from the start, unless one finds some way of evading them.


Voyage dans la lune,Garnier-Flammarion edition, pp.

Aug 10, Camille Stein books view quotes. See you up there. When I get time whenever that is!

Six Memos for the Next Millennium review – Italo Calvino’s Harvard lectures

But here the resemblance ends. Nov 12, Parmenides posed it in the sixth century BC.

Feb 23, Apr 09, The idea of this post came to me from the image of a calvkno city, a poster by French artist Stephan Muntaner not the artwork displayed hereto be inserted in the forthcoming Bible of Steampunk brought to you by the master of this blog.

Great marble tombs, now in Santa Reparata, were then scattered about San Giovanni. But another problem arises:

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