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אבות אבותינו (I nostri antenati #1-3)

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איטאלו קאלווינו - מבחירי סופריה של איטליה ואחד היוצרים החשובים בספרות המודרנית - נולד בקובה בשנת 1923, במשפחה שמוצאה ממחוז ליגוריה, צפון איטליה. במקצועו הוא אגרונום ועובד כעורך ויועץ ספרותי בהוצאת הספרים הגדולה ``אינאודי`` בטורינו. חי בפאריז ובבית החורף שלו במארמה.
בספרו הראשון, ``שביל קיני העכבישים`` - 1947, תיאר את נסיונו בימי המחתרת האנטי-נאצית והדי תקופה זו נשמעים גם בס
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published 2000 by ספרית פועלים (first published 1960)
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Juanita
Mar 22, 2011 Juanita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sólo me salen suspiros cuando se trata de esta trilogía. Qué imágenes tan bellas, tan fuertes. Mi amor por siempre a este autor y a estos tres libros. Los temas...miles: metaliterarios; el ser humano en conjunción con la naturaleza (aquí surgen las metáforas y símiles más hermosos que haya leído); el amor; la enajenación; el dilema por la libertad individual o en sociedad [¿se dice así?]; la existencia del mundo; la percepción que tiene el hombre de él. Espacios, tiempos históricos, géneros lite ...more
Trevor
Dec 08, 2007 Trevor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Calvino is probably my favourite writer. His books are as varied and beautiful as it is possible to be. For a long time I tried to learn Italian in part so as to be able to read him in the original language. These are a fascinating series of stories, almost stories for young adults, but also allegories on a world divided into East and West.

My favourite of these stories is Baron in the Trees. The tale of a young man who fights with his family, storms out of the house in a fit of fury and climbs a
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Ricardo Lourenço
Nov 16, 2010 Ricardo Lourenço rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Recolho neste volume três histórias que escrevi no decénio 1950-1960 e que têm em comum o facto de serem inverosímeis e de decorrerem em épocas distantes e em terras imaginárias.”

Em Os Nossos Antepassados, Italo Calvino procura, enveredando pelo género fantástico, analisar de uma posição privilegiada as relações sociais, políticas e morais que o ser humano estabelece e, sobretudo, observar as suas diferentes formas de auto-realização, tema transversal às três histórias.

“Quando eu estava inteir
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Tim Pendry
This volume pulls together two novellas and one novel written across the length of the 1950s by Italo Calvino as partial pastiches of past literature, all with an implied commentary about the position of the intellectual in post-war Italy.

This tells us all we need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the work.

On the one hand, Calvino writes fluently and with a mastery of the forms he is working with – the (comic) Gothic novel, the moral tale of the Enlightenment and the courtly romanc
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Sarah Troullier
Dec 01, 2015 Sarah Troullier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nel corso dell’estate ho affondato il muso nella trilogia degli antenati di Italo Calvino, cioè il Visconte dimezzato, il Barone rampante e il Cavaliere inesistente.; inoltre mi sono letta anche un saggio a riguardo si una certa Francesca Spera, che ha chiarito diversi miei dubbi.

Del Visconte dimezzato ho capito il vero messaggio, che non è che in ognuno di noi c’è un po’ di bene e un po’ di male, ma che una persona riesce a realizzare se stessa soltanto a metà; a questo aveva alluso il saggio m
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Elisa
Apr 13, 2012 Elisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a symbolic story in wich the principal character has had divided in two parts. A good and a bad than constantly are fighting for their own interests. And it was until the end that they had an agreement.
In my opinion, all of us have a good and a bad personality inside us. In many ocations we have to mediate between both of them. But that is our human escence and that makes us unique.
Yehia Nasser
Dec 09, 2015 Yehia Nasser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
for war can be well fought where there’s a glimpse of a woman’s mouth between lance points, when nothing, wounds, dust, horses’ stink, means anything, but that smile.
Damián
El libro "Nuestros antepasados" está conformado por tres de las mejores obras de Calvino, todas ellas pertenecientes al género fantástico, el realismo mágico y la fábula, y ubicadas cronológicamente en edades antiguas: "El vizconde demediado" se sitúa en el siglo XV, "El barón rampante" se desarrolla a finales del siglo XVIII, en la época de la Revolución francesa, y "El caballero inexistente" se localiza en la Edad Media, en tiempos de Carlomagno.

Según tengo entendido, Calvino era lector y admi
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Dhanaraj Rajan
The stars should be four and half.

I now realise that I can not get enough of Italo Calvino. He entertains and amazes me all the time. In fact I began his "Invisible Cities" first and then read his "If On a Winter's Night a Traveller." Both of them are his later writings and they are very post-modern. I loved both of them and then when I picked this up (One of his earlier works) I was prepared myself to face the intellectual challenge. But then I found myself in the fairy world. This book contai
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Laurent
Oct 08, 2012 Laurent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book after a positive review by both a friend and Salman Rushdie (in 'Imaginary homeland').

The cloven viscount was not really my thing, i liked the style in wich it was written (the opening scène made me think of some of Durer's etchings), but i found the main theme of a viscount trying to find self-completeness after finding himself torn in two conflicting halves a bit rigid.

In 'the Baron in the trees' and in 'the non-existent knight' Calvino's style had become more colourful and sp
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Phoebes
Mar 11, 2013 Phoebes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il visconte dimezzato
Era da tantissimo che volevo leggere questa famosissima “trilogia” di Calvino! E finalmente ho cominciato col primo romanzo! Bello, indubbiamente, ma non bellissimo come immaginavo. Non so, forse mi aspettavo troppo, o ho aspettato troppo per leggerlo, fatto sta che non sono riuscita a dargli le 5 stelline. Ma quattro sono fuor di dubbio, perché è veramente un bel libro! :)
http://www.naufragio.it/iltempodilegg...

Il barone rampante
Secondo capitolo della trilogia degli antenat
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Marcelo Lannes
Dec 19, 2009 Marcelo Lannes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A collection of three small novels from the 1950's. One of the best books I've ever read for the beauty of its language and the creativity of the stories. I am lucky that I could read it in the original. I do not know how the translations fare. The three stories are all narrated from an external point of view, but by somebody who was a direct witness of the fantastic events. In all three, but particularly in the last story of the "Non-existent knight" whose existence is defined by his armor and ...more
VAle
Jan 02, 2013 VAle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa
C'è forse un'altra valutazione possibile se non le cinque stelle per la trilogia araldica?

Da bambina, avrò avuto 11-12 anni, cercai di leggere il barone rampante, ma lo piantai dopo 10 pagine.
Per troppi anni lasciai perdere Calvino e la sua trilogia.
E così la ripresi in mano solo 10 anni dopo, per (ri)scoprirne la potenza. Ma ancora ci sono parti che riescono a sorprendermi, come quando sentii la lettura de Il Cavaliere inesistente (quello che avevo sottovalutato) su Radio3 e mi affascinò come s
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Ана Хелс
С Калвино не можем да се разберем и това си е. Тази книга изглежда идеалната , смес между рицарски романи с почти автентичност, и фентъзийни приказности с ироничен привкус. И като добавим неоспоримото майсторство на Калвино да създава увличащи с привидната си простота текстове – какво по-хубаво. Но просто не е моята бира, и това си е. Имаме две части на разполовен виконт, всяка от която я дърпа към крайностите на черното и бялото; един млад барон, решил в пристъп на тийнейджърско бунтарство да с ...more
Trinankur
Jan 23, 2014 Trinankur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I often used to think that the postmodernist Calvino is the one with the magic ink. But This book has performed a certain metamorphosis on my thoughts. To be honest, Cosmicomics and this book together establishes Calvino as the invincible fabulist. I cannot remember a writer of modern era telling such deceptively simple tales to mystify generations of fable-readers.
Deanne
Loved all three stories, read a few books by Calvino and like his style. His tales are full of amazing characters such as the knight who isn't there, the baron who lives in the trees and a group of spanish exiles.
Fabulantes
Sep 21, 2015 Fabulantes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasia, reportajes
Reseña: http://www.fabulantes.com/2015/09/un-...
"A partir de situaciones absurdas y totalmente sorprendentes, el autor hace una reflexión sobre la condición del hombre contemporáneo, tal y como se percibía en la segunda posguerra y que, a pesar del paso del tiempo, aún sigue vigente en la actualidad. Lo hace de manera divertida y entretenida, con golpes de efecto, sentido del humor, historietas de amor entre vizcondes, caballeros y barones, y, cómo no, con trepidantes batallas estilo Chrétien de
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Kate
May 20, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A set of three novellas, not related, but each told by a narrator who is tangential to the main story. The theme of identity runs throughout these novellas but is approached in different ways. I love this theme and really enjoyed the writing.

In terms of the actual stories: I really liked the first two, but the third, while having an interesting theme (existence, what makes someone exist), the story was just not as interesting and I really didn’t like the narrator interjection pieces. I wonder if
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Rohan Arthur
Calvino is an unapologetic moral folklorist and he uses this triptych of gentle allegories to explore the absurd dichotomies that we use to construct our humanity. The thesis Calvino seems to be proposing is that the living of a life is necessarily messy and full of internal contradictions. The cloven viscount is insufferable at both his extremes, as are the non-existent knight and his merely existing squire. His central characters are trapped in their own inhumanity, and only dimly recognize th ...more
Felix Purat
May 10, 2016 Felix Purat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two novellas and a short novel in a single book, all three of them excellent. The first two take place in Liguria, all three have themes related to fighting the Turks and they succeed in being what Calvino describes in the introduction as "the book I myself would have liked to read, the sort by an unknown writer, from another age and another country, discovered in an attic." He succeeds in summing up this feel very well by having each story told by a first person protagonist who is a minor chara ...more
Jacqueline Wagenstein
РАЗПОЛОВЕНИЯТ ВИКОНТ: Не минава лунна нощ, без в черните души като кълбо от змии да се сплетат куп пъклени мисли и без в състрадателните да разцъфтят лилиите на жертвоготовността и себеотдаването. Така двете Медардови половини веднъж се защурали сред чукарите на Тералба, разяждани от противоположни терзания. И след като всеки от тях взел своето решение, на сутринта предприел необходимото, за да го приведе в изпълнение.

Майката на Памела тръгна за вода, стъпи на една подвижна дъска и пропадна в кл
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Jenn
Apr 17, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a wholly bizarre and unusual book - by turns magical, humorous, historical, fantasy, fairy tale, medieval, realist...Calvino definitely had his own take on life. Its three stories: firstly the story of a knight blown up and chopped in half. The bad half returns home to reek havoc (but is naturally terribly thin), whilst the good half wonders round homeless. Then there is the `Baron in the trees', where a 12 year old decides he will spend the rest of his life up in the trees. This is help ...more
Núria
Yo veo que las obras de Calvino pueden resultar interesantes en cierto modo, porque más que nada son una reflexión acerca de la literatura y de la vida, pero precisamente porque pretenden ser una reflexión me parecen aburridas de leer, aunque reconozco que es divertido hasta cierto punto analizarlas y comentarlas. Pero a mí esto no me sirve. Sus libros nacen de otros libros, y no de la vida. Esto de por sí no es malo, ya que por ejemplo Borges también lo hacía y los cuentos suyos que he podido l ...more
Jackie
Jan 06, 2016 Jackie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first story was great and went by like a breeze for me. The second story I walked into and then it stalled about halfway through, but wasn't too bad. The third story ... I don't know .... I like Calvino's style a great deal - I loved Invisible Cities a lot a lot - and I also love the fact that he doesn't pay any attention to "plot" at times, but still the last story here was just so perplexing to me. I had high hopes I guess. Still in all I'm glad I read it.
Stefano Pini
Aug 30, 2015 Stefano Pini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"... Una trilogia di esperienze sul come realizzarsi esseri umani: nel Cavaliere inesistente la conquista dell'essere, nel Visconte dimezzato l'aspirazione a una completezza al di là delle mutilazioni imposte dalla società, nel Barone rampante una via verso una completezza non individualistica da raggiungere attraverso la fedeltà a un'autodeterminazione individuale: tre gradi d'approccio alla libertà."
James
Our Ancestors contains three short stories by Calvino: The Cloven Viscount, Baron in the Trees, and The Non-Existent Knight.

The Cloven Viscount deals with a viscount split in two on the field of battle and whose two separate halves continue living: one who is good, the other bad.

The Baron in the Trees deals with a young boy who renounces earthly existence in favour of an arboreal one, and how he comes to terms with his independence. One of the more overtly philosophical works in the collection
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Sadiq sagheer
Jul 29, 2013 Sadiq sagheer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Ancestors contains three short stories by Calvino: The Cloven Viscount, Baron in the Trees, and The Non-Existent Knight.

The Cloven Viscount deals with a viscount split in two on the field of battle and whose two separate halves continue living: one who is good, the other bad.

The Baron in the Trees deals with a young boy who renounces earthly existence in favour of an arboreal one, and how he comes to terms with his independence. One of the more overtly philosophical works in the collection
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Elizabeth
Jun 04, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"'Naked ladies are advised,' declared Agilulf, 'that the most sublime of sensual emotions is embracing a warrior in full armour.'"

"Raimbaud could not believe his eyes. For the naked flesh was a woman's; a smooth gold-flecked belly, round rosy hips, long straight girl's legs. This half of a girl (the crab half now had an even more inhuman and expressionless aspect than ever) turning round and looking for a suitable spot, set one foot on one side, one on the other, of a trickle of water, bent knee
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Екатерина
Оригинален, нестандартен, богат на случки и изразни средства.
Най-много ми хареса втората повест "Баронът по дърветата".
И като се вземе предвид, че и трите произведения са писани някъде преди около 60 години (и като съпоставим нашите писатели какво са писали по това време...), това издига Калвино още повече (поне в моите очи) като изумителен писател.
Mara
Ho riletto i tre romanzi di Calvino dopo parecchio tempo e li ho trovati piu’ attuali che mai; le storie, ambientate in un conteso fantastico,fanno riflettere e pongono l’ interrogativo forse più vecchio del mondo su cosa sia il bene e cosa il male . Secondo Calvino, sono "male" l’atteggiamento acritico dell’uomo ed il suo conformismo verso il mondo esterno ; al contrario il "bene" è la sintonia tra l’individuo e la società che lo circonda, purché sia una sintonia ragionata e anticonformista , a ...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).

His style is not easily classified; much of his writing has an air of the fantastic
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“No, writing has not changed me for the better at all; I have merely used up part of my restless, conscienceless youth. What value to me will these discontented pages be? The book, the vow, are worth no more than one is worth oneself. One can never be sure of saving one's soul by writing. One may go writing on and on with a soul already lost.” 4 likes
“… El único camino para estar con los otros de verdad era estar separado de los otros, imponer tercamente a sí y a los otros esa incómoda singularidad y soledad en todas las horas y en todos los momentos de su vida, como es la vocación del poeta, del explorador, del revolucionario.” 2 likes
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