The uses of literature : essays / Italo Calvino ; translated by Patrick Creagh.
- Standardized Title:
- Pietra sopra. English
- 1st U.S. ed.
- San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1986.
vi, 341 p. ; 22 cm.
- 1. Cybernetics and ghosts
Two interviews on science and literature
Philosophy and literature
Literature as projection of desire
Definitions of territories: comedy
Definitions of territories: eroticism
Definitions of territories: fantasy
Cinema and the novel: problems of narrative, whom do we write for?, or the hypothetical bookshelf
Right and wrong political uses of literature
Levels of reality in literature
2. Why read the classics?
The odysseys within the Odyssey
Ovid and universal contiguity
The structure of Orlando Furioso
Candide: an essay in velocity
The city as protagonist in Balzac
The novel as spectacle
Manzoni's The betrothed: the novel of ratios of power
On Fourier, I: brief introduction to the society of love
On Fourier, II: the controller of desires
On Fourier, III: Envoi: A Utopia of fine dust guide to The charterhouse of Parma for the use of new readers
Stendhal's knowledge of the "Milky Way"
The pen in the first person
In memory of Roland Barthes
The bestiary of Marianne Moore
Man, the sky, and the elephant
Cyrano on the moon.
- Translation of: Una pietra sopra.
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Includes bibliographical references.
- Other format:
- Online version: Calvino, Italo. Pietra sopra. English. Uses of literature.
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