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Six Memos for the Next Millennium/the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1985-86

(Vintage International)

By Italo Calvino

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| Paperback | 9780679742371

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Six Memos for the Next Millenium 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 watch-words for out appreciation of Calvino himself. Continue

Six Memos for the Next Millenium 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 watch-words for out appreciation of Calvino himself.

What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, toe 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 to literature written in our century--a fitting gift for the next millennium.

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