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السيد بالومار

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«Rileggendo il tutto, m'accorgo che la storia di Palomar si può riassumere in due frasi: "Un uomo si mette in marcia per raggiungere, passo a passo, la saggezza. Non è ancora arrivato".»
(Dalla presentazione scritta da Calvino nel 1983)
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 155 pages
Published by الفارابي (first published 1983)
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Garima

The thought of a time outside our experience is intolerable.

Had I met someone like Mr. Palomar before reading this book, I’d have easily passed him off as just another middle aged man on the verge of senility with nothing better to do with his time or at the most a mad wannabe scientist who realized about his true calling when it was too late with no one interested about his observations or findings. But trust Mr. Calvino when it comes to make seemingly weak characters strong and one of the m
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Algernon
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A bit nearsighted, absent minded, introverted, he does not seem to belong temperamentally to that human type generally called an observer. And yet it has always happened that certain things – a stone wall, a seashell, a leaf, a teapot – present themselves to him as if asking him for a minute and prolonged attention: he starts observing them almost unawares and his gaze begins to run over all the details, and is then unable to detach itself.

I find it almost impossible to pick a favorite among t
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Palomar = Mr. Palomar, Italo Calvino
Mr. Palomar is a 1983 novel by the Italian writer Italo Calvino. Its original Italian title is Palomar. In an interview with Gregory Lucente, Calvino stated that he began writing Mr. Palomar in 1975, making it a predecessor to earlier published works such as If on a winter's night a traveler. Mr. Palomar was published in an English translation by William Weaver in 1985.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: شانزدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2012 میلادی
عنوان: آقای پالومار؛ ایتالو کالوینو؛ م
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Michael
This is a sprightly and accessible tour of the mind of an ordinary man on a quest to see the world in simpler, truer terms and thereby reduce his anxiety with its confusion and paradoxes. In a series of 27 vignettes, he takes his common experience from the natural and human world as a series of problems in looking and interpreting the nature of reality. These little episodes or essays sometimes have the flavor of whimsy, sometimes of spiritual mediation, and other times of what you could be cons ...more
Nate D
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: observers of internal and external landscapes
Recommended to Nate D by: The unabating stimuli of the surrounding world
Calvino's bittersweet final "novel": a series of reflections on humanity's relationship to the universe, to the world, to itself. Mr. Palomar, named of a telescope is a perfect observer, always alert and alert to his own alertness, seeking a maximum of receptivity to his surroundings, attempting with a modest diligence to make sense of existence. The question of how best to do this is, of course, complicated -- its nuances, broken in so many sub-examples, compose this book. Encyclopedic and rigo ...more
Tony
Mr. Palomar, as the name suggests, is an observant soul. When he goes on vacation, to the beach, he contemplates a wave, thoroughly. He notices a woman sunbathing topless, and strolls back and forth in front of her, trying out different postures to appear not to be observing her. She is ultimately not amused. He then waits till the sun starts to sink, and observes himself dive in, and knife toward the horizon.

He observes his lawn, an albino gorilla, a gecko. He, Calvino, is at his best when Mr.
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Siti
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Palomar " tende a ridurre le proprie relazioni con il mondo esterno e per difendersi dalla nevrastenia generale cerca quanto più può di tenere le sue sensazioni sotto controllo".

Chi è Palomar?
E' un personaggio fuori dai canoni anche se è lui l'indiscusso protagonista in un susseguirsi di azioni (minime ed essenziali ) ma soprattutto di riflessioni. Il suo nome è quello di un famoso osservatorio astronomico in California. Il suo ragionamento continuo gli rovina il piacere di alcuni gesti ma ci re
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Özgür
Calvino, Kendi Yer ve Gök tanrısını yaratma fikrini fazla ütopik bulmuş olacak ki Palomar ile yetinmiş. Bu bile fazlasıyla yetiyor aslında. Palomar, kitap boyunca size doğadan hayvanlara, yemek kültüründen seyahate kadar türlü mecraya kendi gözlem ve eleştiriyle anlatmak istiyor ama kendi çalıp kendi söylüyor da diyebiliriz.
Bölümler, alıntılar karmakarışık bir anlatıma sahip. Palomar'ın durduk yere yerden türeyen bir derviş edası var ki o en komik olan. Son bölümde bir serbest fikir geçişi v
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Anastasia
Εμπειρίες και πνευματικές αναζητήσεις... ανησυχίες, προβληματισμοί και σύμβολα...σκέψεις για το σύμπαν, το άπειρο, τον κόσμο, την ανθρώπινη ουσία και φυσικά τον χρόνο. Όλα αυτά μέσα από τη ματιά του κυρίου Πάλομαρ. Ο Italo Calvino, με τις περιγραφές και τις διηγήσεις του στοχαστικού χαρακτήρα τον οποίο πλάθει και ψυχογραφεί μέσα από τις ίδιες του τις εμπειρίες, παρουσιάζει μίαν άλλη αντίληψη του κόσμου, από το ατέρμονο σύμπαν μέχρι το μικρό βοτσαλάκι. Παραθέτει προβληματισμούς και σκέψεις που σε ...more
Nahed.E
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
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القراءة الأولي لـ إيتالو كالفينو .. ولكن
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علي الرغم من كونها رواية تأملية وفلسفية للغاية .. إلا أنني صراحة لم اندمج كثيراً مع أفكار السيد بالومار !!
فالرواية بأكملها تتحدث عن رجل يحيا في عالمه الخاص .. وتأملاته الشخصية التي لا تدع له مجالا للتفكير في شئ أخر سوي هذه الأفكار الفلسفية والساؤلات التي لا يجد لها إجابات شافية !
فالعالم كله بكل ما فيه من كائنات وأصوات ومواقف هو غابة من التساؤلات المتشابكة ... ولكنها يا سيدي لم تجعلني أتشابك معها في دوامات الفكر والتأمل ..
فلقد كنت بعيدة طوال الكتاب . أق
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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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“A person's life consists of a collection of events,
the last of which could also change the meaning of the whole,
not because it counts more than the previous ones
but because once they are included in a life,
events are arranged in an order that is not chronological but, rather,
corresponds to an inner architecture.”
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“What remains uncertain, rather, is whether this gain in evidence and (we might as well say it) splendor is due to the slow retreat of the sky, which as it moves away, sinks deeper and deeper into darkness, or whether on the contrary, it is the moon that is coming forward, collecting the previously scattered light and depriving the sky of it, concentrating it all in the round mouth of its funnel.” 4 likes
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