To Calvino, exactitude means three things above all: a well-defined and well- calculated plan for the work; an evocation of clear, incisive, memorable visual. “To my mind exactitude means three things above all: 1. a well-defined and well- calculated plan for the work in question; 2. an evocation of. In the third memo of Calvino’s five, he describes the quality of exactitude. He explains it in having three main points: 1. A well-defined, well.

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Exactitude Calvino | Imagining New Literature

Out of the many translations of the Bhagavad-Gitas that are available, this literary translation is a direct translation of the Gita without any personal additions or commentaries.

That shotgun could alternatively be an axe, or a length of rope, a tomato or a grandmother. Here the writing, the textual product, becomes increasingly important.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This shows that exactitude, as Calvino mentions, is a powerful quality of literature.

In the boundless realm of literature there are always new avenues to be explored. Like a sword of knowledge and enlightenment, cutting through the shackles of ignorance and nescience.


He occasionally posts writing here. The best example of exactitude I can think of is a recipe, especially a baking recipe.

Intro to Exactitude To Calvino, exactitude means three things above all: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It arouses awareness of what might superficially be overlooked; it draws our attention to the marginal, the forgotten.

A well-defined and well-calculated plan for the work in question. Tagged as Calvinocrystalexactitudeliterature. To Calvino exactitude means three things:.

For successful imagery, writers must do two things: That said, within its scope and self-proclaimed goal — to pass on a set of values that exactktude be useful in helping literature survive and describe the next millennium our own, that is — it is extremely wide-ranging, and is one of the most unusual books of literary criticism ever written.

It seeks to represent any and every area of knowledge — science, philosophy, politics, you name it — intertwining them all into narrative and setting.

Six Memos for the Next Millennium review – Italo Calvino’s Harvard lectures

Crystals are formed and in a sense born. To find out more, exactiture how to control cookies, see here: The other Calvino thought I tend to focus on more however, is in regards to the great Leopardi. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. So you decide to free them, to rid them of their weight.


Notify me of new comments via email. It is the trill and excitement that comes from the vagueness that we anticipate. For this we will use a cookie recipe for reference.

Italo Calvino – on Exactitude

One of them being when Calvino discusses the Cwlvino at the beginning of the memo. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The markings on the drawing are concisely placed to show proportion and exact lengths.

People love the suspense a vague description brings. The tide moves them, waves cause them to sway — these boats are corpulent for their burden, almost pathetically. A language as precise as possible both cwlvino choice of words and in expression of the subtleties of thought and imagination.

But to what extent are writers creating new images?