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Italo Calvino
(1923-1985) born on
Oct 15
Italian journalist, short-story writer, novelist. His whimsical and imaginative fables made him one of the most important Italian fiction writers in the 20th century.
         
   
F
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.

R
It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.
A
I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.
N
Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
K
Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: Marco Polo, in "Invisible Cities," p. 135, 1972.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Grand Bazaar (Milan, Sept. -Oct. 1980; essay collected in The Literature Machine, 1987).
   


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