Saturday, 15 October 2011

88 anniversario della nascita di Italo Calvino | 88th anniversary of the birth of Italo Calvino

Google doodle Italia today [October 15, 2011] come with a theme 88o anniversario della nascita di Italo Calvino | 88th anniversary of the birth of Italo Calvino.

Who is Italo Calvino?
Italo Calvino (15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) (Italian pronunciation: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

Lionised in Britain and the United States, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Italo Calvino John Mameli, simply known as Italo Calvino (Santiago de Las Vegas, October 15, 1923 - Siena, September 19, 1985) was an Italian writer. Intellectual of great political, civil and cultural, was perhaps the most important Italian novelist of the late twentieth century. He has attended all the major literary trends, from Neorealism to Postmodernism but always remaining at a distance from them and doing their own search path consistent. Hence the impression that offer contradictory his work and his personality: on the one hand a great variety of attitudes that reflect the varied succession of poetic and cultural addresses in the forty years between 1945 and 1985, on the other hand, a substantial unity determined by an attitude inspired by a more methodological and ideological rationalism, the taste of irony, interest in science and attempts to explain the world, and, on a stylistic writing by a crystal-clear and at times, you would say, classic. the numerous fields of interest touched by his literary path, I meditated and told through works such as our Ancestors trilogy, the Marcovaldo the Cosmicomics, if a winter's night a traveler, united the thread of reflection on the history and contemporary society.

Biography of Italo Calvino:

Born                          Italo Calvino
                                 15 October 1923(1923-10-15)
                                  Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
Died                          19 September 1985(1985-09-19) (aged 61)
                                 Siena, Italy
Occupation                Journalist, short story writer, novelist, essayist
Nationality                  Italian
Literary movement      Neorealism, Postmodernism
Notable work(s)          The Baron in the Trees
                                  Invisible Cities
                                  If on a winter's night a traveler
                                  Six Memos for the Next Millennium

The work of Italo Calvino read here