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Erasing the Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino and the Violence of Representation

@inproceedings{Welsh2007ErasingTI,
  title={Erasing the Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino and the Violence of Representation},
  author={J. Welsh},
  year={2007}
}
  • J. Welsh
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics
  • The unabashed "literariness" of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities makes it an easy target for critics who claim that "wholly literary" worlds cannot be moral ones. Alessia Ricciardi believes that Calvino's late career represents an abandonment of his earlier sense of duty as an intellectual: "Sadly," she explains "Calvino the mature postmodernist became exactly what he feared as a young man, that is to say, a solipsistic thinker removed from the exigencies of history [...] his writings uphold an… CONTINUE READING
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