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Italo Calvino - The Adventure Of A Photographer
Old 07-06-2008   #1
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Italo Calvino - The Adventure Of A Photographer

A bit of literature for you folks.

This short story (by the Italian author, Italo Calvino) interested me greatly when I first took up photography in my late teens. I have gone back to read it many times since.

http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/calvino...tographer.html

It seems to parralell many of the subjects discussed within the RFF's pages.

Hope you enjoy it.

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A bit of literature for you folks.

This short story (by the Italian author, Italo Calvino) interested me greatly when I first took up photography in my late teens. I have gone back to read it many times since.

http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/calvino...tographer.html

It seems to parralell many of the subjects discussed within the RFF's pages.

Hope you enjoy it.

Bob.



It's a great short story - one of my two favourites related to photography - and the ending bears an uncanny resemblance to the state of affairs in photography these days. Calvino would be amused, I think.

The original link has gone dead after all these years so here's a working one: http://beauty.gmu.edu/AVT459/AVT459-001/Calvino.pdf

and a succint review: http://aperture.org/blog/redux-italo...-photographer/

(Apologies for the thread necromancy and thanks to that eight y.o. time-slice of Bobfrance for first posting the thread.)


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Yes, it's a great story, there is so much photography in it ! A suggested read !
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Sounds like one to check it out. His novel If on a Winter's Night A Traveler was a great read.
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Thanks. Never knew of it. Scary. I swear there's no stain on the wall here, and I only buy the newspaper at the weekend. But on Saturday I did happen to photograph a photograph. And it was of a car wreck.
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