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Ultimo viene il corvo

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  481 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
Questa edizione riproduce i trenta racconti del 1949, compresi quelli rifiutati dall'autore nelle raccolte successive. Tra essi, come testimonianza d'epoca, sono i primi racconti che Italo Calvino scrisse nel 1945, nei mesi seguenti alla liberazione.
Paperback, Oscar Opere di Italo Calvino, 320 pages
Published March 22nd 1994 by Arnoldo Mondadori
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Paakhi Srivastava
Adam, One Afternoon is a world of fable created with Calvino’s unerring precision on human reality. I always have discomfort with novels which sound inconclusive or end abruptly. For the same reason, I kept the book aside after reading the first two stories. On introspection, I realized my folly that human emotion, condition and thoughts do not have latitude. The breadth and depth of a cryptic memory may be infinite but in reality, the power of tragedy is that it pulls out an alternative reality ...more
صالحة حسن


جميل . . .

إنه لمن الجيد الإطلاع على كل هذا الزخم في كتاب واحد
طبعا الكتاب لم يعرض قصصا قصيرة لإلياتو كاليفينو فقط بل تجاوز
ذلك إلى 16 كاتبا وكاتبة من أماكن مختلفة

أكثر ما رسخ ببالي هو الفكرة التي بني عليها نص " قصة معكوسة"
لإلسي إيشنجر .. الأمر كان يشبه فلماً قصيرا يبدأ من النهاية ويعود بك في تصوير سريع جدا ولقطات متشابكة إلى لحظة البداية
التي تنتهي بنقطة الضوء التي يتشارك فيها المواليد الجدد والمقبلون على الموت في النزع الأخير . نص بارع
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على الجانب الآخر قرأت في هذا الكتاب لأول مرة
قصة قصيرة
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سمر محمد


مجموعة قصصية لمجموعة من الكتّاب المختلفين حول العالم
19 قصة قصيرة لـ 16 كاتب
لم أسمع عن أغلبهم أو اقرأ لهم من قبل
بعض القصص جيدة وممتعة او غريبة والبعض الأخر لم افهم مغزاه
أحببت قصص بورخيس او بورخز كما تم ترجمة اسمه
ومن أكثر القصص التي جذبت انتباهي "وردة من أجل إيميلي" لـ وليم فوكنر
لم اتوقع تلك النهاية الغريبة الصادمة
وأيضًا "قصة معكوسة" لـ إلسي ايشنجر
استطاعت ببراعة ان تحكي الحدث بشكل عكسي ما بين الموت والحياة بطريقة لا تستغربها وكأنها تحكي الأمر بشكل طبيعي وعادي

هذه المجموعة رحلة بين عوالم هؤل
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على
Jun 22, 2014 على rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
معظم القصص جيدة جدا
Reema Hudaib
Jan 05, 2014 Reema Hudaib rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أعتقدُ أن عليّ أن أبدأ من حيثُ يجب أن أنتهي؛ الترجمة. وهذا راجعٌ إلى كونها مميزةً لدرجة أنها شكلت لي الدافع الأقوى لمتابعة قراءة المجموعة القصصية وكانت حلقة الوصل بين تسع عشرة قصةً لستة عشر كاتبًا مختلفًا. إلا أن دور مؤنس الرزاز وإلياس فركوح لم يقتصر عليها؛ فهما من قام بهذه الإختيارات المميزة من مراحل مختلفة مرّ بها فن القصة القصيرة خلال القرن المنصرم.
وبالحديث عن الترجمة؛ تجدر الإشارة إلى أن ترجمة المرحوم مؤنس الرزاز كانت أكثر لطفًا وتميزًا من وجهة نظري.
يصعب الحديث عن المجموعة بصفةٍ عامة، إلا أن
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ستایش  دشتی
آآآه خدایِ من بالاخره تموم شد. :دی
من از کالوینو ویکنت دونیمشده رو خونده بودم و حقیقتاً هم دوستش داشتم. اما واقعاً نمیفهمم مشکلم با این کتاب چی بود. شروع کردن و ادامه دادن داستانها به جز یه چندتایی واااااااقعاً برام دشوار بود. یکی از دلایلش ممکنه این باشه که خب من واقعاً نمیتونم با داستانهای مربوط به جنگ ارتباط بگیرم. داستانهای خارجی مربوط به جنگ. نه تنها تاریخ و وقایع تاریخی بلکه اون روحِ جنگ رو نمیدونم و همین باعث میشه داستانها اذیتم کنند. درمورد «معرکه» سلین هم همین وضع بود.
پایانبندی بعضی از د
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Kyriakos Sorokkou
Apr 30, 2015 Kyriakos Sorokkou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Όπως με όλες τις συλλογές διηγημάτων αυτή δεν αποτέλεσε εξαίρεση, κάποιες ιστορίες μου άρεσαν, κάποιες με άφησαν αδιάφορο, και κάποιες ήταν απλά καλές. Ρίχνω τώρα μια ματιά στα περιεχόμενα μετά από ένα χρόνο και είναι τόσες πολλές, νόμιζα ήταν λιγότερες. Και δε θυμάμαι και πολλά πράγματα άρα αυτό το ρηβιού δε θα είναι και τόσο αντικειμενικό ή ενημερωτικό, αλλά θα πρότεινα να διαβάσετε σίγουρα τα παρακάτω διηγήματα:
Ένα απόγευμα, ο Αδάμ
Ένα καράβι γεμάτο καβούρια
Τελευταίο έρχεται το κοράκι
Τα υπόλοι
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Hüseyin
Aug 02, 2015 Hüseyin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A varied set of short stories covering a time range from pre-war to post-war era. Most stories are grim and have death at the main role (e.g. One of the three is still alive), Some others read like middle-age literature (e.g. Crow Comes Last), some are comical (e.g. Desire in November). A cleverly hidden symbolism (e.g. in Argentine Ants) lurks beneath the surface of what looks like a straight and to-the-point prose. Although it is not my favourite Calvino, I enjoyed reading this collection.
Margherita Dolcevita
Nov 14, 2010 Margherita Dolcevita rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookmoochati
Calvino ha scritto la maggior parte di questi racconti a poco più di 20 anni. Non mi viene in mente nessun altro che così giovane abbia scritto così bene. Certo, non tutti i racconti sono efficaci ed emozionanti, ma ci sono alcuni gioiellini davvero imperdibili. La resistenza vista dall'interno, piccoli partigiani, piccole pedine in una partita così grande da fagocitarli e trascinarli nel dimenticatoio, viene narrata in modo delicato, semplice, intimo.
Sayed Omar
كثير من الاساليب والاسماء فى كتاب واحد، يجمع بينها حُسن الترجمة (وإن كنت فضلت ترجمة إلياس فركوح)
وسلاسة السرد ولكنها تخلو من أى معنى بالنسبة لى..
أكثر القصص اللى لفتت نظرى كانت لـ إلسى ايشنجربعنوان قصة معكوسة وهى بالفعل معكوسة كأنها فيلم قصير يبدأ من نقطة النهاية ويعود إلى الوراء فى لقطات سريع متداخلة ليصل إلى نقطة البداية حيث نقطة نور التى يتشاركها المواليد الجدد وهم مقبلون على الحياة مع المقبلون على الموت فى لحظة الوفاة.
مجموعة قصصية مفيدة لكُتّاب القصة للتعرف على طرق سردية مختلفة.
Stavrula
Mar 29, 2015 Stavrula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books, 2015
3.5
Rhys
May 04, 2008 Rhys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Italo Calvino is probably my favourite writer. This collection is one of his earliest volumes. Only his novel *The Path to the Spiders' Nests* and a few stories from the beginning of *Numbers in the Dark* predate the tales in this book.

*Adam, One Afternoon* contains 21 stories, the first 20 of which were published as a collection in 1949, just three years after his first book appeared. The 21st story, 'The Argentine Ant' (one of Calvino's finest realistic short stories) was written in the early
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La Stamberga dei Lettori
Mar 20, 2013 La Stamberga dei Lettori rated it really liked it
Shelves: polyfilo
La guerra, nelle sue varie forme, negli aspetti più diversi e forse anche lontani dalla cruda immediatezza e dall'urgenza che ci si potrebbe aspettare da una raccolta di racconti scritti a caldo, subito dopo la fine della II Guerra Mondiale, è uno dei due temi ricorrenti nella prima opera di Italo Calvino.
Il secondo tema che unisce i racconti è la mutevolezza del punto di vista da cui Calvino guarda all'immane carneficina e alle sue macerie ancora fumanti.
In qualche modo l'instabilità e l'origi
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Drahcir10001
Apr 10, 2012 Drahcir10001 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short
I grew up on short stories, preferring them to novels. I especially loved Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Jorge Luis Borges and this early collection of Calvino. The first twenty stories were originally published in Italy in 1949, as a larger collection of thirty stories under the title, 'The Crow Comes Last'. I'd love to know which are the ten stories left out of this 1957 collection. I'm guessing some may be published in 'Difficult Loves' a collection of eleven early stories but would love t ...more
Roberta
Nov 19, 2013 Roberta rated it it was ok
Shelves: italiani
Cattivo, questo Calvino. Il primo racconto è bellissimo, una storia così bucolica che la Disney potrebbe far sua in un soffio. Poi la campagna che fa da sfondo alle storie diventa aspra, pretenziosa, e i suoi personaggi si induriscono come il terreno che non riescono a coltivare.
Finora ho incontrato povera gente, braccianti, pezzenti che si derubano tra loro, padroni cattivi e figli ignavi. Dalla metà in poi invece si tratta quasi esclusivamente di storie di partigiani. Non so, proprio non so. U
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Rana  Essa
Nov 05, 2012 Rana Essa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
تمانين فى الميه منها قصص ولا ليها اى لازمة من امثال "الاب " و"فكرة سيئة " و " الجائزة "و "انا الشاحبة " والباقى تقريبا على نفس المنوال بس ممكن تطلع منه بفكرة واحدة مثلا .شعور بان دا تجميع لبعض من اسوأ القصص القصيرة اللى اتكتبت...ممكن تكون بدايات المجموعه افضل شوية زى اّدم ذات ظهيرة و وردة من اجل ايميلى.بس وردة من اجل ايميلى كانت بردو مباشرة زيادة..يعنى هو يا يبقى كلام ملوش اى معنى يا معنى مباشر مرمى فى وش اللى بيقرا بشكل يثير الملل..مفيش شىء هيشد اللى بيقرا يخليه يتابع ..انا عن نفسى جاهدت بس لمج ...more
Vanessa
Every short story collection - for me - has one stand-out story, and it this case it was "Father to Son". I read this collection some twenty years ago and have forgotten almost every other story contained within, remembering only that I vaguely enjoyed them at the time. However, "Father to Son" has remained seared into my brain for all time, because of its unbearable truth: that our children inherit from us many things - some of those things we would rather not bequeath them, but it is often bey ...more
Geoff
Feb 22, 2011 Geoff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked these stories a lot. They take the form of tiny vignettes, full of detail and character. They range from the downright hilarious (Theft in a Cakeshop) to the chillingly surreal (A Judgement). Some I found a little less successful than others but generally they were varied and enjoyable.
Martha
Short stories, ranging from country to city life, under the shadow of the war. Children playing only to come upon soldiers training, black market smugglers, and the poverty of the countryside. A curious mixture of realism and fancy.
amin
Jul 09, 2009 amin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-story
داستانهایی که گاه آنقدر طولانی میشوند که ملال آور میشوند ، شاید اگر کل داستانها را در چند خلاصه میکرد جذابتر میشدند ، شاید آخرین داستان که همثن « چه کسی در دریا مین کاشت » بهترین ِ این مجموعه باشد ...more
Kay Yes
Apr 28, 2015 Kay Yes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A collection of stories by Italo Calvino.
Reza Mardani
Dec 12, 2013 Reza Mardani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ایده های کالوینیو واسه نوشتن داستان کوتاه واقعا بی نظیره، کتاب یه سری داستان کوتاه در مورد ایتالیاست موقع جنگ جهانی دوم، یکی از بهترین داستان کوتاه هایی که خوندم داستان گرسنگی در بورای این کتاب بود
Alan
Jul 06, 2012 Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
from my 1985 notebook: beautifully turned stories. 'Last Comes the Crow' especially good - the young rifleman making the air straight lines for his bullets. Brutal tales of war.
Sarah
Jun 20, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shortstories
calvino's sensitivity to language is beautiful. i simply love reading this collection of short stories
Tejal
Sep 20, 2013 Tejal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strange and grimly comic short stories where the highlight is the incredible shaping up of the odd characters involved.
Descriptive writing, certain images are engrained into my memory.
GONZA
Jul 03, 2012 GONZA rated it liked it
Shelves: re-read
Alcuni di questi racconti me li ricordavo, altri no, tutti valgono la pena di essere letti per non dimenticare un Calvino più "emotivo" del solito.
Geoff
Feb 22, 2011 Geoff is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Don't you just love a bit of Italian neo-realist literature now and again. You know you do! Go on... read it!
Sonja Trbojevic
Jul 07, 2013 Sonja Trbojevic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An early collection of Calvino's stories, beautifully translated. Absurdity/dignity, tragedy/farce, beauty/ugliness walk together through these excellent allegorical tales
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Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. He was a journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952-1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If On a Winter's Night a Traveler (1979).

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