Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Cosmicomics

by Calvino, Italo

  • ISBN: 9780156226004
  • ISBN10: 0156226006

Cosmicomics

by Calvino, Italo

  • List Price: $14.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference P
  • Publish date: 10/04/1976
  • ISBN: 9780156226004
  • ISBN10: 0156226006
used Add to Cart $10.58
You save: 24%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Product notice Not returnable and may come without consumable supplements like access codes, CD's, or workbooks.
new Add to Cart $33.55
Marketplace Item
Product notice Returnable at the third party seller's discretion and may come without consumable supplements like access codes, CD's, or workbooks.
Description: Metaphysical conceits are a thing of the past. Now with moon shots and interstellar probes, a writer really in tune with his age has to think of scientific conceits, or better yet, treat mathematical formulate, or theories and equations from physics, as if they were "characters" gamboling about the universe, beaming and burping through the void, carrying on the most enlightened (though not necessarily enlightening) conversations:" 'Ahal' I said. 'Why don't we play at flying galaxies?' 'Galaxies?' Pfwfp suddenly brightened with pleasure. 'Suits me. But you. . . you don't have galaxy!' 'Yes, I do. . ." ' Italo Calvino offers many similar exchanges, his tales being extraordinary and brilliant (if you like them; tiresome and thin, if you don't) variations on the whole spectrum of evolutionary transformations, contractions, and expansions that have affected time and space since whatever your version of genesis happens to be. Calvino is a witty and fanciful fellow who enjoys linguistic pirouettes somewhat in the manner of Nabokov, but he lacks the latter's commanding personality, and he relies too heavily on the pathetic fallacy (the illusion that external objects have human feelings), so we find his simple cellular creatures telling us "When I was a kid, the only playthings we had in the whole universe were the hydrogen atoms. . . ." etc. etc. For science fiction devotees, in any case, clearly the most sophisticated item yet from that genre.
Expand description
Product notice Returnable at the third party seller's discretion and may come without consumable supplements like access codes, CD's, or workbooks.
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.11
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: More Than Words
Location: Waltham, MA
Condition: Very Good
. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More
[...]
Price:
$1.20
Comments:
. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More
[...]
Seller: Valleys Books & More
Location: Roanoke, VA
Condition: Good
Shipped to you from Goodwill of the Valleys, Roanoke VA. Thank you for your support!
Price:
$1.21
Comments:
Shipped to you from Goodwill of the Valleys, Roanoke VA. Thank you for your support!
Seller: Blue Vase Books
Location: Interlochen, MI
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can
[...]
Price:
$1.63
Comments:
The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can
[...]
Seller: Dream Books Co.
Location: Denver, CO
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
May have heavy wear and markings, may be missing CDs/supplemental materials. Stock photo may be different from actual cover.
Price:
$1.86
Comments:
May have heavy wear and markings, may be missing CDs/supplemental materials. Stock photo may be different from actual cover.
Seller: Open Books Ltd
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Notes and markings. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides
[...]
Price:
$2.63
Comments:
Notes and markings. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$3.93
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$3.93
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$3.93
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$4.43
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Cathy's Half Price Books
Location: Havertown, PA
Condition: Good
Shows some light wear from age and use. Interior is good with sound binding and no marks, damage or labels. Thanks for your business! Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Price:
$4.98
Comments:
Shows some light wear from age and use. Interior is good with sound binding and no marks, damage or labels. Thanks for your business! Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Seller: Vashon Island Books
Location: Vashon, WA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Mass Market.
Price:
$5.82
Comments:
Mass Market.
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
Location: Frederick, MD
Condition: Good
Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
Price:
$6.17
Comments:
Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$7.86
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Carrollton, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$7.86
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$33.55
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).