Happy 90th birthday, Italo!


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.”

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





2 Responses to “Happy 90th birthday, Italo!”

  1. stefania Says:

    Great Italo …but perhaps he would have been 90?!!

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    How right you are, Stefania! Change made, with gratitude. Thanks for your sharp eyes.