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"Questo romanzo di Calvino viene ad affiancarsi a 'Il visconte dimezzato' e a 'Il barone rampante', compiendo una trilogia di emblematiche figure, quasi un albero genealogico di antenati dell'uomo contemporaneo. Stavolta Calvino si è spinto più a ritroso nei secoli e il suo romanzo si svolge tra i paladini di Carlomagno, in quel Medioevo fuori d'ogni verosimiglianza storic...more
Paperback, Oscar opere di Italo Calvino, 126 pages
Published January 8th 2000 by Mondadori (first published 1959)
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This is the third time I've read *The Cloven Viscount* -- one of the very few books I've read three times. This short novel is the first in a loose trilogy of madly inventive tales called OUR ANCESTORS and is a fitting start to one of the most amazing story cycles in literary history!

*The Cloven Viscount* tells the bizarre tale of Medardo, Viscount of Terralba, who is bisected by a cannonball during the wars against the Turks. Both halves of him survive independently: in one side is gathered all...more
من هنوز بخش اول و دوم این سه گانه رو نخوندم اما این بخش - شوالیه ناموجود - رو دوس داشتم .
توی مقدمه مترجم نوشته شده که : "ایتالیو کالوینو طنز را به معنای واقعی کلمه به کار میبرد و آن را به مرحله اعجاز میرساند" که من این طنز رو ندیدم فقط چن تیکه خنک بود به ادبیات گوتیک . البته اگه موضوع رو در نظر بگیریم - تلاش شوالیه که وجود نداره و حضور داره - بله میشه به عنوان طنز بهش نگاه کرد که من ترجیحم اینه به عنوان یه داستان فلسفی بهش نگاه کنم تا یه داستان طنز

چهار شخصیت اصلی داستان :
1- شوالیه ای که وجود ن...more
Oct 10, 2007 Aloysius rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of myth and fairytales
Last night, I finished the first novella in this book, Calvino's The Nonexistent Night, and as Calvino stands among my favorite novelists, I can't say a bad word about it.

The story revolves around a suit of armor with nothing inside except the nonexistent knight of Charlemagne's army, Agilulf, who (dis)embodies chivalric perfection. With tender wit and subtle humor, Cavlino traces the adventures of Agilulf as he travels throughout Europe and North Africa to prove the chastity of a virgin he'd s...more
کتاب جالبي بود، دومين کتابي بود که من از سه گانه‌ي کالوينو مي‌خواندم. کتاب اول ويکنت دو نيم شده بود که بيش از اين کتاب دوستش داشتم. از ابتدا تا انتهاي کتاب کالوينو در قالب شرح حماسه‌ها و دلاوري‌هاي ارتش شارلماني، به تمسخر تمام آن دلاوري‌ها مي‌پردازد. حوادث بي‌ربط، مسخره و سخيفي که در جريان اين حماسه‌آفريني‌ها رخ مي‌دهد و روند حوادث را به کلي تغيير مي‌دهد، احساس بي‌اهميتي و احمقانه بودن تمام آن رفتارهاي قهرمانانه را در خواننده ايجاد مي‌کند.
قسمت سوم از مجموعه‌ی "نیاکان ما" تا 40-30 صفحه‌ی اولش رو اگه تحمل کنی؛ بقیه‌ش جذابه. داستانی در مورد جنگ‌های مقدس؛ شوالیه‌ای مقید به وسواس و نظم و ترتیب و قانون که وجود ندارد؛ موجودی که وجود دارد و به صور گوناگون خود را می‌پندارد؛ دختر شمشیرزنی که عاشق کمال شوالیه‌ی ناموجود است؛ پسری که برای انتقام‌گیری خون پدرش آمده است، شاهی که فرزندان نامشروع در راه جنگ مقدس به بار آورده؛ شوالیه‌های مقدس و بازهدی که... . بخوانیدش، ضرر نمی‌کنید
Quân Khuê
Thế là sau các cuộc phiêu lưu cùng một chàng nam tước suốt đời chân không chạm đất (Nam tước trên cây), một vị tử tước thân chia làm hai nửa (Tử tước chẻ đôi), người đọc Việt Nam lại có dịp diện kiến một nhân vật kỳ lạ không kém - một hiệp sĩ không hiện hữu trong tác phẩm cùng tên của nhà văn Ý Italo Calvino. Hiệp sĩ không hiện hữu là cuốn thứ ba và cuốn cuối cùng trong bộ sách Tổ tiên của chúng ta của Calvino được dịch ra tiếng Việt, vẫn do Vũ Ngọc Thăng. Với cuốn sách này, một lần nữa, người đ...more
Italo Calvino is a brilliant comic writer, and I love reading his tales, which seem plucked from the Italian countryside. He's not afraid to be bizarre, too, as in the first story, which recounts the exploits of an animate suit of armor in Charlemagne's army--so dignified and courteous, yet ambivalent of his own nonexistence. His love scenes, creaking in full, hollow armor, are quite funny. The second story involves a viscount who gets torn in half by a cannonball while fighting the Ottoman Turk...more
دنیا،در آن روزگار قدیم که داستان من اتفاق می افتد،هنوز پر بود از حوادث پیش بینی نشده.
بارها اتفاق می افتاد که آدم در برابر واژه هایی،آگاهی هایی،اساس و شکل هایی قرار می گرفت که به هیچ وجه با واقعیت مطابقت نداشت؛در عوض دنیا پر بود از اشیا،نیروها و افرادی که هیچ چیز،حتی یک اسم آن ها را از بقیه متمایز نمی کرد.‏
Simona Bartolotta
"L'arte di scriver storie sta nel saper tirar fuori da quel nulla che si è capito della vita tutto il resto; ma finita la pagina si riprende la vita e ci s'accorge che quel che si sapeva è proprio un nulla."
Ya había leído este libro. Mi favorito siempre será El Barón Rampante pero por ahora y aunque lo voy a releer, éste será el único.

Me ha gustado más de lo que recordaba, creo que por haber leído solo este y no los otros dos.

Es muy fácil descubrir "la moraleja" o más bien "el simbolismo" que hay detrás de un caballero que no es nada, que está vacío pero que cumple las normas al dedillo y se entromete en todo con su puntilloso registro de todo y que discute hasta los más nimios detalles pero sin en...more
Le donne, i cavalier, l’arme, gli amori…
E davvero questo libro di Calvino sembra riportarti nell’Orlando Furioso! Con re arteriosclerotici, paladini vanesi e contaballe, amazzoni sentimentali e cavalieri inesistenti, però.
Agilulfo, il protagonista di questa storia, non esiste: ciò che di lui si vede è la sua lucente armatura bianca, ciò che lo tiene in vita è la ferrea osservanza delle regole, la volontà. Agilulfo non prova emozioni, non è soggetto al sonno, né alla fame, né alla morte: cogita...more
World conditions were still confused in the era when this took place. It was not rare then to find names and thoughts and forms and institutions that corresponded to nothing in existence. But at the same time the world was polluted with objects and capacities and persons who lacked any name or distinguishing mark. It was a period when the will and determination to exist, to leave a trace, to rub up against all that existed, was not wholly used since there were many who did nothing about it--from...more
I had tried to read another book by Calvino before, and could not get through the first ten pages. This time I was determined; I heard these two tales were his best, etc. Well, I struggled through them and made it, but I am not sure if I will ever read Calvino again. The writing did seem clunky, and I also wondered if this is due to translation, early career, or just simply a stylistic choice on Calvino's part. When the language is not there, it is hard to find the motivation to continue for me,...more
Calvino is my master. There is no better writer of tales. I really have to give credit to this Archibald Colquhoun, who translated most of what I've read by the man.

'The Nonexistent Knight' is Calvino's funniest story. A perfectionist knight, an empty suit of armor, can only retain being from constant organization and thoughtfulness. Just thinking of this character's precision makes me smile. He sits at table with other knights, mincing his food into neat rows that he stacks and reorganizes, shi...more
these novellas were written early in calvino's career, yet are colored with many of the literary elements for which he'd come to be known and loved. a fabulist of the highest order, italo's tales are gently conveyed, with nary a smidgen of sanctimoniousness to be found. with unassuming literary prowess and ample humor, calvino (whose snubbing by the swedish academy is unpardonable) possessed one of the most unique imaginations (to say nothing of styles) in all of modern literature.

both the nonex...more
Sir Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern is a nonexistent knight; however, as Charlemagne puts it, 'for someone who does not exist,' he 'seems in [irksomely] fine form.' The story sounds nutty as so many crazy things are happening as if everything is just fine but once you keep your disbelief at the background and delve into what is really going on, the logic of the story begins to grandiosely emerge.

Sir Agiluf is the envy of the ambitious Raimbaut, is ever-seductive to Bradamante, and is th...more
ترجمه: پرویز شهدی
تعداد صفحات کتاب: 175 صفحه
این کتاب سومین کتاب نوشته شده از مجموعه "سه گانه نیاکان ما" هست. کتاب در سال 1959 نوشته شده و داستان سبکی نزدیک به رئالیسم جادویی داره. زمان داستان به زمان جنگ های صلیبی و خود این جنگ ها بر میگرده. این کتاب از لحاظ سبک روایی داستان، موضوعاتی که بهش پرداخته شده، شخصیت پردازی داستان و نوآوری و تخیلی که در درون داستان وجود داره به نظر من یه کتاب فوق العاده خوب هست. موضوع اصلی کتاب مربوط به عشق و انتقاد نسبت به قسمتی از روابط انسانی و عقاید رایج در دوران جن...more
Fernanda La Salye
Nessa espécie de romance de cavalaria às avessas, Italo Calvino põe em marcha toda a sua habilidade construtiva e capacidade alegórica, mas também a sua verve humorística, para contar as aventuras e desventuras de Agilulfo Emo Bertrandino dos Guildiverni e dos Altri de Corbentraz e Sura, o cavaleiro inexistente da corte de Carlos Magno. Circundado por uma galeria de personagens que compõem um verdadeiro exército brancaleônico, Agilulfo serve com fé a causa da Cristandade. De permeio, tem de lida...more
I think what I like about Calvino is that his novels feel like the work of a man who finds so much joy in reading and imagination and tries to write novels that capture that feeling. I don't think there's ever any agenda with him, other than to give the simple pleasure of reading.

Like The Baron in the Trees, this feels like a fairy tale in the best sense. Fantastic events are treated as being barely out of the ordinary and the impossible feels logical. I also like how the prejudices and supersti...more
Ligt het aan mij, of is het echt zo dat weinig mensen Italo Calvino kennen? Ik leerde deze schrijver kennen omdat iemand mij De baron in de bomen tipte. Geheel terecht. Straf, want ik hou niet bepaald van magisch realisme en laat Calvino een exponent van dit genre zijn.
Daarom stortte ik mij een tijdje geleden op De gespleten burggraaf, een boek dat dat duidelijk van dezelfde hand als als De baron in de bomen. Opnieuw een adellijke type, opnieuw een verhaal dat zich goeddeels in de natuur afspeel...more
دفعه قبلی که کتابو خوندم - که حداکثر 81 بوده - این جمله چشم‌مو گرفت:
"وقتی که زنی هوس هیچ‌یک از مردانی را نمی‌کند که وجود دارند، تنها هوسی که برایش می‌ماند نسبت به مردی است که وجود ندارد."

این بار این:
"خواهر تئودورا که این ماجرا را تعریف می‌کند، و برادامانت تندخو هر دو یک نفرند. زندگی من دارای دو بخش است: گاه در میدان کارزار میان جنگی تن به تن یا عشقی تازه اسب می‌تازم، و گاه می‌آیم در صومعه‌ها عزلت می‌گزینم، به حوادثی که بر من گذشته می‌اندیشم، و با نوشتن آنها سعی می‌کنم خودم را میان‌شان بازیابم....more
Calvino is the man. This little book is a story about story-telling, but really it's about Life and Being. And it's actually fun and funny! I think I'm gonna re-read it right away.
As always, story, structure and theme are one. This is the way it's done Larsson! (sorry, had to get that dig in, even though the poor guy is dead (Larsson I mean), and I just read that all he did was drink coffee and smoke, which explains a lot (see my review of his book)...)

Anyway if you want a fun little medieval ad...more
Erfan Abedi
کتاب خیلی جالبی بود؛ وسطاش حدس‌ زده‌بودم که راوی کی‌ه. :-"
توی یه‌قسمت از کتاب، نظرش راجع‌ به عشق رو بیان می‌کنه که نظر من هم نزدیک به این‌ه: «شگفت‌آورترین اشتباهی که نوع بشر مرتکب می‌شه.» -نو آفنس تو انی‌وان، درباره‌ی شخص خودم صدق می‌کنه این‌جمله. به نظرم بدترین اشتباهی‌‌ه که می‌تونم «انجام بدم»، بقیه رو کاری ندارم. :دی-
نظر کالوینو درباره‌ی جنگ هم چیز جالب و قابل تاملی‌ه: «نه بابا، مقوایی است! می‌شود با انگشت سوراخ‌شان کرد.»
و درباره‌ی قدرت خیلی خوب حرف زده، چیزی که گفته رو به‌شدت قبول دارم: «بیش...more
Calvino writes the most charming fables; his stories always make me smile, and usually they contain some sort of lesson or satirical element. The Cloven Viscount was the gem of this book. It's a morbid, violent little tale about the literal duality of man's good and evil nature, and how the extreme of good is just as off-putting as the extreme of evil.

Calvino virgins, however, should still begin their forays into his work with If On A Winter's Night A Traveler.
Ya he terminado la trilogía de calvino y aunque quizás este sea el que menos me ha gustado no se libra de sus 5 estrellas. Otro cuento maravilloso que nos habla de ser y no ser! Lo dicho ya en otras ocasiones lo repito: la prosa de este señor me alucina! Esa facilidad para que en la esquina menos pensada, de sorpresa, aparezca una maravillosa reflexión, una idea genial, siempre con una redacción perfecta. Especialmente genial el capítulo de los Caballeros del Santo Grial.
Gijs Grob
‘De ridder die niet bestond’ is een ridderroman, maar dan wel een heel eigenzinnige, waarin Italo Calvino speelt met het begrip waarheid.

De roman speelt zich zogenaamd af ten tijde van Karel de Grote’s strijd tegen de Saracenen, maar als zo vaak in ridderromans is er heel weinig historisch aan. De titelheld van het verhaal loopt rond in een 15e eeuws harnas, waarin overigens daadwerkelijk niets in zit, en Calvino maakt van de veldslagen een bureaucratische bedoening waarin alles volgens regeltje...more
I know Calvino is one of those so called profound writers, whose books people read and say to love because they’re so smart and well read. Well, I didn’t like it. I really couldn't care about any of the characters on this book. To me, it felt like the story was all over the place, there was no clear motives, no structure. And the names, I really hated the names of everything, so nonsensical. Not my kind of literature at all.
Calvino's blend of fantastic whimsy bordering on absurdism is always entertaining but then you're taken a bit by surprise as a fairly thought-provoking philosophical or moral critique emerges. "The Cloven Viscount" opposes excessive badness with excessive goodness, "The Nonexistent Knight" parodies Renaissance tales of courtly conduct (Quixote-style) as it actually discusses the nature of being and non-being.
Esta última historia de la trilogía "Nuestros antepasados", cuya narración está ubicada cronológicamente en un época más antigua que las otras, es una fábula sobre la identidad, la existencia, la muerte, el ser y el no ser. En ella Calvino lleva al extremo la creación de personajes extravagantes: por un lado, un caballero que es muy consciente de su existencia y exacto en cada uno de sus actos, pero que en verdad no existe; por el otro, un hombre que sí existe, pero que no sabe que existe y se i...more
Unul dintre cele trei romane de mici dimensiuni ale lui Italo Calvino, Cavalerul inexistent, apărut la noi în 2007, este o poveste plină de umor care se petrece în Evul Mediu și care spune povestea omului ideal, al cărui singur defect este că nu există.Răbdarea cititorului este pusă la îndoială deci de la primele pagini, când acestuia i se cere să plece de la o premisă de neconceput. Justificarea pe care cavalerul o aduce în susținerea existenței lui în ciuda inexistenței corpului este una de or...more
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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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