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Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore Free read ↠ 104 ´ If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is a marvel of ingenuity an experimental text that looks longingly back to the great age of narration—when time no longer seemed stopped and did not yet seem to have exploded Italo Calvino's novel is in one sense a comedy in which the Of narration when time no longer seemed stopped and did not yet seem to have exploded Italo Calvino's novel is in one sen. Original review November 2011Imagine that it is winter and there is snow everywhere and you can't go out and all you do for days is read book after book story after story gorging yourself on fiction until your subconscious is saturated with characters and plots Imagine that you fall asleep late one night while reading and you have the cleverest dream ever That is what reading this book by Calvino is like I forgot to mention that if you're a woman in your strange Calvino dream you will most definitely be a man2014 Update Amazingly Befitting Calvino DiscoveryWhen I read If on a Winter's Night a Traveler in 2011 I muddled through it admiring the prose but frustrated in traditional readerly fashion by the amount of interrupted narratives it contained I knew there was something very brilliant going on some complex underlying logic but I also knew that figuring it out was far beyond my capabilities at least my 'awake time' ones And so it was Yesterday I came across Calvino's rationale for the book written in a complex code in the yellowed pages of an old copy of one of the volumes published by the experimental mathematician writers and writer mathematicians of the Oulipo group The Oulipo group was active in France in the sixties and seventies and counted such authors as Raymond ueneau and Georges Perec among its numbers Italo Calvino was also a member and as an Oulipian experiment he created If on a Winter's Night a Traveler using the ‘semiotic suare’ as a basic model a concept he borrowed from A J Greimas’ book about semiotics called 'Du Sens' Here's a brief description of Calvino's method as he outlines it in La Bibliothèue Oulipienne Volume IIChapter I is represented by a single suare with the following cordinates L l L’ and l’ he uses the letter L as in the French word livre book lecteur male reader and lectrice female readerThe explanation of the diagram representing Chapter One is as follows my translationThe Male Reader who is present at the BeginningL reads The Book that Is Present at the Beginning l The Book l recounts the story of The Male Reader Who is in The Book L’The Male Reader Who is in The Book doesn’t succeed in reading The Book That Is in The Book l’The Book That Is in The Book doesn’t recount the story of The Male Reader who is present at the beginningThe Book That is Present at the Beginning would like to be The Book that is in the BookChapter II has two diagrams and some new signifiers which I would add if only I had a pencil I've tried the Grapher app with no success so I'll just continue to use bold for the elements to which Calvino gives signifiersThe Male Reader suffers from The Interruption of the Reading The Interruption of the Reading leads to a meeting with The Female Reader The Female Reader wants to continue readingThe continuation of the reading excludes any further encounter with The Male ReaderThe Male Reader wants to find The Female Reader againThe Interruption of the Reading becomes The Continuation of the BookThe Male Reader wants to continue The Book he beganThe Male Reader is happy to meet The Female Reader againThe beginning of The Begun Book doesn’t satisfy The Female ReaderThe Book which was Begun has no desire to continueThe Female Reader wants to continue a different bookThe beginning of this book looks for A New ReaderChapter III has three diagrams and new signifiersThe Avid Female Reader savours The Art of the NovelThe Art of the Novel implies a character such as The Intellectual Female ReaderThe Intellectual Female Reader analyses The Novel’s IdeologyIdeology doesn’t accept a character such as The Avid Female ReaderLudmilla understands her sister LothariaIdeology tears poetry to piecesThe Male Reader looks for The Mysterious BookThe Mysterious book is The Hyper reader’s areaThe Hyper reader gives an unfinished book to the readerThe unfinished book is not the one The Male Reader was looking forThe Hyper reader doesn't read the same books as The Male ReaderThe mystery of a book is not in its end but its beginningThe Hyper reader finds written words sublimeThe Non reader only sees written words as silenceThe sublime finds its fulfilment in silenceThe Hyper reader finds his fulfilment in The Non readerIt is not enough not to read to achieve the sublimeNot every Hyper reader succeeds in interpreting silenceThere's an explanation for every diagram and every chapter with many knew signifiers added into the mix The Forger The Professor The Professional Reader The Book's Apocrypha The Pleasure of Reading The Fatigue of Writing The Author who has a nightmare that his book will be written by a computer The Tormented Author The Productive Author Real Books Power Censorship On that note I’m going to cut the rest of the explanations and skip to Chapter XII which like Chapter I has only one suareThe Male Reader is finishing the bookThe Female Reader has exited the bookThe Female Reader turns out the lightThe Male Reader approaches her in the darkThe Male Reader and The Female Reader lie down together Life continues and The Book ends thereIn a little super added note at the end Calvino reminds us that each partial story is written with a selection of Oulipian constraints eg lipograms but he doesn't tell us what they are Get out your books and start lookingMy original review wasn’t too far off the mark I had figured the entire exercise was about the male reader getting what he wanted in the end

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is a marvel of ingenuity an experimental text that looks longingly back to the great age. You are about to read Mark Nicholls’s review of Italo Calvino’s postmodern classic If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller You might want to position yourself in a comfortable chair before you begin or place a cushion behind your back as we know how arduous it can be to read things off the internet You might also care to prepare a coffee a light snack or to switch a light on before beginningYou might be thinking that this review is not going to interest you since book reviews on books you haven’t read can often be frustrating For starters the writer delves into details about the plot which spoil the surprises a blind reading of the book might create and likewise you are unable to form an opinion yourself and share your thoughts on the text in uestionConversely you might have read the text and are familiar with the second person narration that addresses the reader directly and places them as a protagonist in the book You might think this review an obvious imitation of Calvino’s uniue style and become irate as you read on wondering when the reviewer is going to get around to summarising the plotIn fact you become so irate you search for the book on but are incandescent when you notice each review is also written in the same imitative style and the gimmick becomes so irritating you have to leave the room for a moment to calm yourself downAs you leave the room someone knocks on the door It is a door to door salesman offering copies of Italo Calvino’s novel If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller at a reduced price He begins his sale by saying “You are wondering whether or not this novel is for you or whether you might find a novel with the beginnings of ten separate novels included as part of the plot somewhat bemusing or distracting You are unsure whether to slam the door in my face or to go get your credit card”You slam the door in his face As you return to the living room you notice that Mark Nicholls has broken into your house and is sitting naked on the couch reading Italo Calvino’s novel If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller You are very confused and frightened Feelings of arousal and apoplexy stir up inside you You decide to call the police but Mark Nicholls springs up from the chair as you move towards the phone“You are wondering whether to phone the police to remove Mark Nicholls from your house You are deeply confused as to why this reviewer whose opinions you find facile and banal is suddenly sitting naked on your couch reading the very book you were reading about” he says You look for a blunt instrument to hit him with but can find only a cup You throw the cup but he ducks and it breaks against the wallYou start to sob That was your best cup and there is coffee over the walls and carpet Further Mark Nicholls appears to be swinging his penis at you performing an embarrassing 360° swingaround which slowly hypnotises you into a deep deep sleep When you wake up you are at your desk Mark Nicholls and the coffee stain has gone You wonder why there is a grapefruit in your left hand and an antelope on your sofa Those of you who read only the opening sentence and skipped to the end get a strange feeling of anticlimax

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Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatoreSe a comedy in which the two protagonists the Reader and the Other Reader ultimately end up married having almost finished. Why do you read Maybe you want to impress somebody Libraries are cool or so they say Or you expect to learn something from the books you so carefully select Or you merely have a preference for intellectual entertainment and books are considered a smart option to fulfill that purpose Or maybe you read to remember all the lives you haven't lived or that important person who left a permanent track on you whom you don’t expect to see again or to delight again in the innocent thrill of being told a story like in your childhood days Maybe you read to find yourself Or your former selves Or the shadows of the younger or projected older versions of yourself Or to fill that gnawing void that is tearing you apart Perhaps you read to escape the grey hues of your mundane reality The constant nagging of useless typing that reverberates all day long at the office The futile bureaucracy of preordained jobs that keep you glued to a screen dying slowly in front of a computer or behind a counter or in an assembly line or behind a wheel or listening to nonsense of all sorts Maybe you read to defy the large scale absurdity of a world that has lost its humanity To shout out in silence To resist the general predisposition for resigned acceptance without uestioning the results of your actions Whatever the reason burying your nose in a book works like magic because once you have turned the front cover an exuisite crawl of small inked letters absorbs all your attention while the prosaic surroundings that oppress you vanish in the blink of an eye Gone are the obligations The responsibilities The sacrifices Your failures Past Present and Future Only the book and you exist A sophisticated game for two A uniue chance to start from scratch and get that ending that you didn't manage to secure in your real life Wait Or is it a new beginning that you are seeking Calvino is a masterful teaser Rather than displaying his artistry through a sophisticated or overly ornamented narrative style he turns the focus on the Reader who becomes the true protagonist of this contemporary novels where the experience of reading mirrors the act of writing Opening a book generates expectation of the purest kind Everything is possible because nothing has happened yet Beginnings imply sheer rapture for they carry the promises or even better the yearnings that make hearts beat and pulses accelerate with anticipation Beginnings carry that wistful aura that hovers around a closed book or a first date before they lose that original gloss And so what could be better than a book composed of only beginnings The best stories are the ones not yet written the ones that hold all the potentiality of infinite untrodden paths countless possible endings Calvino is a brilliant writer but he is also an observant a meticulous thief who has mused long and deep upon the elusive facets of literature He addresses the Reader in second person narrator and gets infiltrated in his mind stealing his intimate mental pictures to construct his stillborn stories ruthlessly tantalizing him until the agonizing cacophony of fake characters secret conspiracies carefully chosen settings and irresistible femme fatales provide a tapestry of elegant thematic patterns that sing the most symphonious hymn to books and to the art of reading I have ever encounteredWhy do I read To see captured in written words what is inexpressible The true essence of what it means to Love Literature To live forever and to die every time the last page of a novel you don't want to end is inevitably turned