Cosmicomics | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Gery

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Cosmicomics.
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Critical Essay by John Gery

SOURCE: “Love and Annihilation in Calvino's Qfwfq Tales,” in Critique, Vol. 30, No. 1, Fall, 1988, pp. 59–68.

In the following essay, Gery surveys the major themes of Calvino's Qfwfq tales in Cosmicomics and t zero.

In “Without Colors,” one of the twelve stories in Italo's Calvino's Cosmicomics, Qfwfq, the narrator of the stories (as well as of the first seven stories in their companion volume t-zero), describes in great detail the transformation of the earth's surface from what was once a colorless, silent, dull, and rocky planet without air or water to its more recent form with its “pea-green lawns where the first scarlet poppies were flowering” and with “those canary-yellow fields which striped the tawny hills sloping down to the...

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