EppsNet Archive: Italo Calvino

To Fly is the Opposite of Traveling


To fly is the opposite of traveling: you cross a gap in space, you vanish into the void, you accept not being in any place for a duration that is itself a kind of void in time; then you reappear, in a place and in a moment with no relation to the where and when in which you vanished. — Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Read more →

Classification of Books You Haven’t Read


From Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler: Books You Needn’t Read Books Made For Purposes Other Than Reading Books Read Before You Even Open Them Since They Belong To The Category Of Books Read Before Being Written Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered Books You Mean To Read But There Are Others You Must Read First Books Too Expensive Now And You’ll Wait Till They’re Remaindered Books ditto When They Come Out In Paperback Books You Can Borrow From Somebody Books That Everybody’s Read So It’s As If You Had Read Them, Too Books You’ve Been Planning To Read For Ages Books You’ve Been Hunting For Years Without Success Books Dealing With Something You’re Working On At The Moment Books You Want To Own So They’ll Be Handy Just In Case Books You… Read more →