Prima che tu dica «Pronto»

Prima che tu dica Pronto Faccio racconti di partigiani di contadini di contrabbandieri in cui partigiani contadini contrabbandieri non sono che pretesti a storie piene di colore d accorgimenti narrativi e d acutezze psic

  • Title: Prima che tu dica «Pronto»
  • Author: Italo Calvino
  • ISBN: 9788804409342
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faccio racconti di partigiani, di contadini, di contrabbandieri in cui partigiani, contadini, contrabbandieri non sono che pretesti a storie piene di colore, d accorgimenti narrativi e d acutezze psicologiche in fondo non studio che me stesso, non cerco che di esprimere me stesso, non cerco di rappresentare che dei simboli di me stesso nei personaggi e nelle immagini e n Faccio racconti di partigiani, di contadini, di contrabbandieri in cui partigiani, contadini, contrabbandieri non sono che pretesti a storie piene di colore, d accorgimenti narrativi e d acutezze psicologiche in fondo non studio che me stesso, non cerco che di esprimere me stesso, non cerco di rappresentare che dei simboli di me stesso nei personaggi e nelle immagini e nella lingua e nella tecnica narrativa Non sono in fin dei conti che uno dei vecchi scrittori individualisti che per s esteriorizza in simboli d interesse attuale e collettivo Italo Calvino

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    1. Italo Calvino okumayı deneyip, zorlu bulanlar ve yine de ilgi duyanlar için uygun bir kitap. Yine muzur ama biraz daha sakin ve küçük öyküler var içinde. Öykülerin büyük bir kısmı politika ve dünya meseleleri ile ilgili. Ben genellikle bu tarz politik fikirler barındıran öyküleri fazla slogan barındırdığını hissettiğim için sevmesem de Italo Calvino'nun yazdıkları beni rahatsız etmiyor. İtalo Calvino dünyaya ilginç düzeneklerle yerleştirilmiş değişik aynalar [...]

    2. If you're looking to read some Calvino for the first time, do not buy this book. May I instead highly recommend the magnificent The Complete Cosmicomics - it will not disappoint.'Numbers in the Dark' an interesting and creative collection of short stories. Not all of them are good (this coming from a hardcore Calvino fan) but arguably the collection is the more interesting for it. His earlier stories are either delightfully simple yet engaging parables or more long-winded forays into philosophy [...]

    3. Questa raccolta di racconti di Calvino non mi ha del tutto convinta Taluni sono autentici picchi di genialità , taluni si sgonfiano sul finale , e taluni sono del tutto scialbi Ho comprato questo libro più che altro per il racconto che gli da nome , che è uno di quelli che appartengono alla seconda categoria (i soufflé), perfetto , frasi da brivido , e poi mi ti vai a sgonfiare sul finale mah Non so veramente cosa pensare se essere delusa (ma poi c' erano dei racconti magnifici tipo "la pec [...]

    4. These gather 37 previously uncollected Calvinos, from early fables and realist social commentaries to later oulipan narrative games, stylistically masterful if frivolous riffs on a theme composed as commissions (one from a Japanese whisky company!?), late additions to the Cosmicomics series, a Henry Ford teleplay condensing the contradictions of his philosophy and the era he ushered in, etc. Favorites fell in the later phases: high-concept phenomenological explorations like The Mirror, The Taege [...]

    5. Short stories are interesting when considered as a medium of their own. What I mean by this is, some authors and fiction writers are better at certain types of fiction. Not necessarily better at certain types of fiction when compared to other writers, but better in comparison to their own works of different types. For instance, Nabokov is a master of the novel (perhaps the best in terms of structure and one of the best in terms of raw prose), but all of his short stories are terrible. There is o [...]

    6. I agree with other reviewers that it shouldn't be the first Calvino book you read, but readers who are already Calvino fans will find plenty of gems in this collection. There are 37 widely varied stories, vignettes, fables, imagined interviews, and fantasies, arranged chronologically and representing work from 1943 to 1985. Of the earlier work, I most enjoyed the fables such as "The Black Sheep," in which a smoothly-running village of thieves is thrown into chaos when an honest man moves in. Sta [...]

    7. This collection is mildly disappointing but I think that's largely because Calvino doesn't fare well in short mediums. Sure, sure, novels like "Invisible Cities" are basically little short stories but they're bound together by an overarching theme. And that's one of the great hallmarks of Calvino's novel-writing, the depth and almost mathematical precision of his fiction and this just doesn't translate over quite as ass-kickily (streetwise lit-crit) into shorter works.And it's not to say there a [...]

    8. Exquisite. This is a lovely book of short stories from Mr C. They cover his career from teenage years onwards. What I like about his work is the purity of the prose, together with a different slant on the world. Especially recommended - the earlier stories, these are magnificent. My favourite was about a man who disrupts a "perfect" society of thieves by being honest.

    9. While I really love Calvino's novels I think he is at his best when writing short stories. "Conscience" is a particular favorite.

    10. Ogni riga una emozione. Ogni frase una riflessione. Calvino è terribilmente pesante perché obbliga ad essere pensante. Distanza e aspettative auscultate in ogni sfaccettatura. È in questo silenzio dei circuiti che ti sto parlando. So bene che, quando finalmente le nostre voci riusciranno ad incontrarsi sul filo, ci diremo delle frasi generiche e monche; non è per dirti qualcosa che ti sto chiamando, né perché creda che tu abbia da dirmi qualcosa. Ci telefoniamo perché solo nel chiamarci a [...]

    11. Spoiler: This review will not match up with the rating.Self Disclosure: Italo Calvino is one of my favorite writers. I think of him as my uncle even though we're not related. Not even closely. He's just so great that I've adopted him into my family (in my head--I haven't told the rest of the family about this yet). I vastly prefer his novels to his short fiction ---We, yes the royal one, interrupt this review to recommend: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, The Baron in the Trees, Invisible Citi [...]

    12. One of the most interesting parts of this collection of short stories, for me, is the chronological organization, which allows us to observe the development of Calvino as a short story writer from the earliest included stories (which start when he was about 20) to the ones written during his 50s and 60s. His earlier stories are brief fables, each spun around a single idea. The first story, "The Man Who Shouted Teresa," for example, explores community through the simple act of a man standing in t [...]

    13. "And Ida is one of those girls who run into you and immediately start telling you their life stories and what they think about things, even though they hardly know you: girls with no secrets, except for things that are secrets to them too; and even for those secrets they'll find words, everyday words that sprout effortlessly, as if their thoughts budded ready-clothed in a tissue of words.""Only in a superficial sense can lies be said to exclude the truth; you will be aware that in many cases lie [...]

    14. Kenraali kirjastossa on kokoelma Calvinon lyhyistä tarinoista ja novelleista. Teos on jaettu kahteen osaan, jossa ensimmäiseen on koottu novelleja ja lyhyitä kertomuksia Calvinon alkuajoilta ja toiseen osaan enimmäkseen Calvinon vanhempana kirjoittamaa ja pääosin novelleista koostuvaa materiaalia. Kuten aina novellikokoelmissa, taso on vaihteleva ja osa tarinoista jää toistensa varjoon. Muutamia hyviä novelleja oli toki joukossa, kuten teokselle nimen antava "Kenraali kirjastossa", mutt [...]

    15. I just started browsing through the brief stories in this book. They all seem to be grasping at large ideas, but nothing is actualized. I think that I'll have to get a full length novel to really get a feel for ol' Italo. I also just grabbed a documentary about Fellini that has Mr. Calvino interviews. I think I'll base my like/dislike of his writing based on his hair cut. I hope he has a good barber.

    16. I admit to being less impressed with Calvino's juvenilia, I am still haunted by certain pieces: of the "interviews, ""Montezuma," and "Henry Ford;" of the other fictions, "Beheading the Heads." These are meal-worthy notions. They are sound enough to carry the collection. And it isn't to say that I didn't enjoy the early work as well. It simply doesn't have the same force. But this is an expected thing.

    17. Each word written by Calvino is strategic. The impressive part is that this important fact seems not to be lost in translation. The real appeal of this book, for me, is that his characters are almost achingly real and non-glamorous, but the fact that these stories are set in a time and places so different from my own experience, they almost seem fantastic. Time and again, Calvino impresses with his ability to make the most simple circumstances come alive.

    18. Calvino's short allegories and invented interviews gain acuity and insight as one proceeds through the collection. Mostly dealing with the intellectual, cultural, and political ramifications of various forms of fascism, Calvino's stories are a warm and engaging rebellion against those forces that would staunch human inventiveness and individuality.

    19. Calvino grew on me gradually as I worked my way through this collection of short stories with a slight mathematical undertone. My favourite was "The Burning of the Abominable House"; the attempted enumeration of all plausible ordered tuples of matchings between the abominable acts with their perpetrators was the height of mathematical silliness.

    20. well, italo never failed me a gripping collection of short stories to read to calvino is to prepare your mind for difficult intriguing meal my favorites, (the man who shouted teresa_the flash- good for nothing_conscience-enemy eyes-beheading the heads

    21. Many of his earlier stories I could have done without, but they did allow for a glimpse into the developing talent of Calvino. The stories written after 1950 tend to be the most beautiful and thought provoking in my opinion. Calvino is a master of imagination. 4.5*

    22. Bu kitapla ilgili ne desem bilemiyorum, öyküler tamam ona lafım yok ancak 4. baskısında hâlâ yazım hatalarını, öykünün başlığında "İskoçlu" gibi saçma sapan bi ifadeyi görünce açıkçası kitabı alıp bi köşeye atasım geldi, yazarına saygımdan bitirdim ancak zoraki okudum ciddi ciddi. Kitap ve yazar ne kadar kaliteli olsa da çevirmen ve editöre iyi dileklerimi gönderdim (P.S. Çevirmen bu çevirisi ile ödül almış)

    23. Olen vakuuttunut siitä, että jokainen päivä on hiukan parempi, kun on lukenut yhden Italo Calvinon novellin.

    24. Although this collection of short stories had some really nice moments, I was ultimately unimpressed. I had heard great things about Italo Calvino, how he's an Italian version of Borges, and I can certainly see the similarities to the great Argentine author, but Calvino does not benefit from the comparison.The collection is organized chronologically, as far as I can tell, and it begins with promise. There are a few pedestrian extended jokes and adolescent musings on love, but there are some fasc [...]

    25. I have very mixed feelings about this collection. Some of the stories were absolutely amazing and reaffirmed my conviction that Calvino is one of the greatest writers of the 21st century. At the same time, though, some of them fell into the trap of abstraction and density that he sometimes falls into (similar to his fellow countryman, Umberto Eco). Stories like 'The Man Who Shouted Teresa,' 'Making Do,' 'Solidarity,' 'The Black Sheep,' 'The Lost Regiment,' 'A General in the Library,' 'The Tribe [...]

    26. É o primeiro livro que leio do Italo Calvino e tenho certeza que não será o último. O livro contém contos escritos em vários momentos diferentes da trajetória do escritor. Farei uma comparação um tanto desproporcional pela temática entre contos do Kafka e os que acabo de ler. Nos contos e fábulas do Kafka, existem situações de um mundo absurdo que nos permitem criar conexões com situações também absurdas no mundo real. Nos do do Ítalo Calvino, existem situações de um mundo re [...]

    27. Do espólio de Ítalo Calvino (1923-1985) saíram textos sensacionais e outros nem tanto. Um general na biblioteca fica na casa dos 50% ótimo, 50% normal. Há quase-contos, contos de fato, e contos intermináveis. Espanta sempre a criatividade absurda em Calvino, mesmo quando produziu sob encomenda, como fica demonstrado por A glaciação, a pedido de uma destilaria japonesa, e O incêndio da casa abominável, encomendado pela IBM mas que acabou sendo publicado pela revista Playboy. Aliás, est [...]

    28. Many years ago, my cousin gave me an Italo Calvino book. I started to read it then, but I never finished. I can't recall the reason. When I picked up NUMBERS IN THE DARK, I was enchanted by the first story (my favorite of all the selections). It was so clever and absurd. But there were only a few throughout the entire book that were really good. Most were decently entertaining or clever and engaging, and some were downright tedious. I believe that with this last set, the cleverness is exhausted [...]

    29. I first read a story by Italo Calvino in some literary magazine in English class in high school. I thought the story was so cool. It was about this town where everyone was a thief and at night all of the citizens would go out and rob from each other's houses. The town was peaceful and everyone was on equal footing. Than some honest dude moved to town and screwed everything up. Over the years I have searched for it in libraries, book stores and on the internet, but could never find it. Finally, t [...]

    30. 3.5, 3 for the first half and 4 for the second half. Some of the fables at the start are interesting and cool, but overall the first bit is somewhat uneven, fairly hit and miss. I really enjoyed most of the stories in the second half, which are more standard Calvino (if such a thing as standard Calvino even exists). Though I guess given that they're arranged in chronological order, it makes sense that his work was improving towards the end. It's kind of hard to review the collection because they [...]

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