Italo Calvino — Italian Journalist born on October 15, 1923, died on September 19, 1985

Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy, the Cosmicomics collection of short stories, and the novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler... (wikipedia)

In abortion, the person who is massacred, physically and morally, is the woman.
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
I write by hand, making many, many corrections. I would say I cross out more than I write. I have to hunt for words when I speak, and I have the same difficulty when writing.
In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.

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