Revue de presse
Calvino is on the high wires, on lines of thought strung out above the big international circus' Seamus Heaney (The New York Times)
A pleasure . . . offers new glimpses into the mind of the great writer while also reminding us of Calvino's insatiable curiosity (Independent)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Italo Calvino’s unbounded curiosity and masterly imagination are displayed in peak form in Collection of Sand, the last of his works published during his lifetime. Here he applies his graceful intellect to the delights of the visual world, in essays on subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens. Never before translated into English, Collection of Sand is an incisive and often surprising meditation on observation and knowledge, the difference between the world as we perceive it and the world as it is.
“Beautifully translated by Martin McLaughlin . . . To read [Collection of Sand] is to enter the presence of an exceptionally fervent and fertile mind . . . A brilliant collection that may change the way you see the world around you.” — PD Smith, Guardian