Archive for October 3rd, 2014

Calvino on writing impossible books…

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

From The Guardian (read the whole thing here, and about the October 27 “Another Look” event on Calvino here):

“In a lecture delivered in New York in the spring of 1983, Italo Calvino remarked that ‘most of the books I have written and those I intend to write originate from the thought that it will be impossible for me to write a book of that kind: when I have convinced myself that such a book is completely beyond my capacities of temperament or skill, I sit down and start writing it.'”


02/01/1981. Italo Calvino, Italian writer.