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Happy 90th birthday, Italo!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

calvinoThe Italian writer Italo Calvino would have been ninety today.  Happy birthday, wherever you are…

“In an age when other fantastically speedy, widespread media are triumphing and running the risk of flattening all communication onto a single, homogeneous surface, the function of literature is communication between things that are different simply because they are different, not blunting but even sharpening the differences between them, following the true bent of the written language.”

birthday cake

– Italo Calvino (Oct. 15, 1923–Sept. 19, 1985)