Italo Calvino Writing Styles in Cosmicomics

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Point of View

The stories in Cosmicomics are told from a first-person limited perspective, from the point of view of Qfwfq or an unnamed narrator, who is probably Qfwfq. Most of the stories are told as if they're being narrated by an old man to younger listeners. The narrator has a personal style of talking, sometimes answering unwritten questions from an unseen listener, as when he says "Orbit? Oh, elliptical, of course," in "The Distance of the Moon." Qfwfq exists outside of space and time, and he has different existences in different contexts. He exists as a dinosaur and as a mollusk. He lives at the point at the beginning of the universe and on Earth when the sun bursts into fire. Qfwfq, in his travels throughout space and time, brings an understanding of space, time and the natural processes of physics.

However, Qfwfq is also separated from others...

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