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Published by Picador in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementItalo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi,118p. ;
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21276644M
ISBN 100330290924
OCLC/WorldCa15282888

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The most philosophical of Calvino's works, a set of semi-comic meditations upon infinity undertaken by a nobody/Everyman named Mr. Palomar--who, as his name suggests, would like to be the clearest, adroitest, purest non-participatory observer yet, since he's a man, not a telescope, can't quite pull it off. MR. PALOMAR | Kirkus Reviews The most philosophical of Calvino's works, a set of semi-comic meditations upon infinity undertaken by a nobody/Everyman named Mr. Palomar—who, as his name suggests, would like to be the clearest, adroitest, purest non-participatory observer yet, since he's a man, not a telescope, can't quite pull it off. Mr. Palomar is a group of twenty-seven mostly benign meditations on—or, more accurately, observations of—the natural world. There is no connected story line, though the novel culminates in the. Mr Palomar goes off along the beach, tense and nervous as when he came, and even more unsure about everything. The naked bosom Mr Palomar is walking along a lonely beach. He encounters few bathers. One young woman is lying on the sand taking the sun, her bosom bared. Palomar, discreet by nature, looks away at the horizon of the sea.4/5(32).

  Mr Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. He is seeking knowledge; 'it is only after you have come to know the surface of things that you can venture to seek /5(K). Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman's breasts, or a gorilla's behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Mr. Palomar, a constant observer, analyst, and amateur philosopher, possibly the quintessential “modern.” Although Mr. Palomar’s character is not developed in the conventional sense, physically or.   Italo Calvino's book, "Mr. Palomar," is a superbly crafted novel about an intellectual quest for order and reason in a chaotic and unreasonable world. Should this sound like rather dry and uninteresting reading, be assured that it is not.5/5(5).