By Italo Calvino
Six Memos for the Millennium is a set of 5 lectures Italo Calvino used to be approximately to carry on the time of his loss of life. this is his legacy to us: the common values he pinpoints turn into the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.
What may be adored in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to every of 5 quintessential traits: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity. A 6th lecture, on consistency, used to be by no means dedicated to paper, and we're left basically to give some thought to the chances. With this publication, he supplies us the main eloquent security of literature written within the 20th century—a becoming reward for the subsequent millennium.
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium/the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1985-86 by Italo Calvino