The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount

The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount Two novellas the first a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun the second a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves Bravura pieces executed with brilliance and brio Chi

  • Title: The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount
  • Author: Italo Calvino
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  • Page: 132
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  • Two novellas the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves Bravura pieces executed with brilliance and brio Chicago Tribune Translated by Archibald Colquhoun A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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    1. شوالیه ناموجود هم یکی دیگر از شاهکارهای رمان پست مدرنیستی است که باز بر پایه اصل پارودی یا نقیضه سرایی شکل گرفته

    2. This is the third time I've read *The Cloven Viscount* -- one of the very few books I've read three times. This short novel is the first in a loose trilogy of madly inventive tales called OUR ANCESTORS and is a fitting start to one of the most amazing story cycles in literary history!*The Cloven Viscount* tells the bizarre tale of Medardo, Viscount of Terralba, who is bisected by a cannonball during the wars against the Turks. Both halves of him survive independently: in one side is gathered all [...]

    3. Pleasant enough but didn't really grab my attentionThis book comprises two novellas set in medieval or late medieval times. The first is about an empty suit of armour which may just be the best knight in all of Christendom.I much preferred the second story whereby a nobleman gets sliced in two when fighting the Turks and becomes the ultimate "good cop/bad cop"Playfulness and humour as ever from Mr C but a bit meh

    4. "از دریچه کوچک شیروانی می توانم خم رودخانه را ببینم که پسرهای جوان روستایی برهنه در آن آبتنی می کنند و کمی دورتر پشت توده ای از درختان بید دختر ها را که آن ها هم لباس هایشان را کنده و به سوی ساحل رودخانه سرازیر می شوند. یکی از پسرها که زیرآبی شنا می کند، درست وسط آن ها از آب بیرون [...]

    5. Last night, I finished the first novella in this book, Calvino's The Nonexistent Night, and as Calvino stands among my favorite novelists, I can't say a bad word about it. The story revolves around a suit of armor with nothing inside except the nonexistent knight of Charlemagne's army, Agilulf, who (dis)embodies chivalric perfection. With tender wit and subtle humor, Cavlino traces the adventures of Agilulf as he travels throughout Europe and North Africa to prove the chastity of a virgin he'd s [...]

    6. Calvino is my master. There is no better writer of tales. I really have to give credit to this Archibald Colquhoun, who translated most of what I've read by the man.'The Nonexistent Knight' is Calvino's funniest story. A perfectionist knight, an empty suit of armor, can only retain being from constant organization and thoughtfulness. Just thinking of this character's precision makes me smile. He sits at table with other knights, mincing his food into neat rows that he stacks and reorganizes, shi [...]

    7. Calvino's blend of fantastic whimsy bordering on absurdism is always entertaining but then you're taken a bit by surprise as a fairly thought-provoking philosophical or moral critique emerges. "The Cloven Viscount" opposes excessive badness with excessive goodness, "The Nonexistent Knight" parodies Renaissance tales of courtly conduct (Quixote-style) as it actually discusses the nature of being and non-being.

    8. I had tried to read another book by Calvino before, and could not get through the first ten pages. This time I was determined; I heard these two tales were his best, etc. Well, I struggled through them and made it, but I am not sure if I will ever read Calvino again. The writing did seem clunky, and I also wondered if this is due to translation, early career, or just simply a stylistic choice on Calvino's part. When the language is not there, it is hard to find the motivation to continue for me, [...]

    9. Italo Calvino is a brilliant comic writer, and I love reading his tales, which seem plucked from the Italian countryside. He's not afraid to be bizarre, too, as in the first story, which recounts the exploits of an animate suit of armor in Charlemagne's army--so dignified and courteous, yet ambivalent of his own nonexistence. His love scenes, creaking in full, hollow armor, are quite funny. The second story involves a viscount who gets torn in half by a cannonball while fighting the Ottoman Turk [...]

    10. I enjoyed the second novella better than the first, but maybe that’s because I had become better acquainted with the humor and style of Calvino. I am looking forward to exploring more.

    11. World conditions were still confused in the era when this took place. It was not rare then to find names and thoughts and forms and institutions that corresponded to nothing in existence. But at the same time the world was polluted with objects and capacities and persons who lacked any name or distinguishing mark. It was a period when the will and determination to exist, to leave a trace, to rub up against all that existed, was not wholly used since there were many who did nothing about it--from [...]

    12. Sir Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern is a nonexistent knight; however, as Charlemagne puts it, 'for someone who does not exist,' he 'seems in [irksomely] fine form.' The story sounds nutty as so many crazy things are happening as if everything is just fine but once you keep your disbelief at the background and delve into what is really going on, the logic of the story begins to grandiosely emerge.Sir Agiluf is the envy of the ambitious Raimbaut, is ever-seductive to Bradamante, and is th [...]

    13. these novellas were written early in calvino's career, yet are colored with many of the literary elements for which he'd come to be known and loved. a fabulist of the highest order, italo's tales are gently conveyed, with nary a smidgen of sanctimoniousness to be found. with unassuming literary prowess and ample humor, calvino (whose snubbing by the swedish academy is unpardonable) possessed one of the most unique imaginations (to say nothing of styles) in all of modern literatureth the nonexist [...]

    14. Ligt het aan mij, of is het echt zo dat weinig mensen Italo Calvino kennen? Ik leerde deze schrijver kennen omdat iemand mij De baron in de bomen tipte. Geheel terecht. Straf, want ik hou niet bepaald van magisch realisme en laat Calvino een exponent van dit genre zijn.Daarom stortte ik mij een tijdje geleden op De gespleten burggraaf, een boek dat dat duidelijk van dezelfde hand als als De baron in de bomen. Opnieuw een adellijke type, opnieuw een verhaal dat zich goeddeels in de natuur afspeel [...]

    15. I think what I like about Calvino is that his novels feel like the work of a man who finds so much joy in reading and imagination and tries to write novels that capture that feeling. I don't think there's ever any agenda with him, other than to give the simple pleasure of reading.Like The Baron in the Trees, this feels like a fairy tale in the best sense. Fantastic events are treated as being barely out of the ordinary and the impossible feels logical. I also like how the prejudices and supersti [...]

    16. Calvino writes the most charming fables; his stories always make me smile, and usually they contain some sort of lesson or satirical element. The Cloven Viscount was the gem of this book. It's a morbid, violent little tale about the literal duality of man's good and evil nature, and how the extreme of good is just as off-putting as the extreme of evil. Calvino virgins, however, should still begin their forays into his work with If On A Winter's Night A Traveler.

    17. Among Calvino's very best. Two novellas, similar in length (143 & 102 pages), in folklore-fantasy (a knight who is an empty suit of armor; a viscount who is cloven into a good and evil half), and in narration. Both superb.

    18. As someone with autism, I can say that the character Gurduloo from the Non-Existent Knight is a perfect metaphor for what it's like to have autism. You first see Gurduloo pretending to be a duck as a group of soldiers walk past, but immediately afterward, Gurduloo pretends to be an acorn. Gurduloo has no self-concept: he is whatever he happens to see. If he's with ducks, he's a duck. If he's with acorns, he's an acorn. If he's drinking soup, "all is soup." Autism is a lack of self-concept like t [...]

    19. Two lighthearted novella-length fairy tales about "incomplete" people: an empty suit of armor and a nobleman split into two independently conscious halves. It's whimsical, funny at times, but at other times feels like it's trying a little too hard. These are best appreciated as pure flights of fancy, without over-reading into the symbolisms (a book review quoted on the back cover of my edition calls it a "satire," which I think is perhaps much). For example, you can explicate about what the knig [...]

    20. Didn't expect anything less from Calvino!!! A very amusing novela with many twists as well as some really interesting philosophical comments. It was the second time I read "The Nonexistent Knight" and I found it superb once more!!! Highly recommended!!!

    21. Lovely comment on philosophical dichotomy. Almost Jungian when showing the necessity of the shadow self. Pastoral imagery. Short and sweet. Book 1 of my Calvino marathon.

    22. Another example when author intrigues you throughout the book but exhausts himself at the end and just drops a lazy, below average ending, leaving no explanations (because that’s easier, right?)

    23. To be a completed person, it means a combination with good and evil. Either form of extremes will only lead to a devastating disaster.

    24. pg. 61 - "the art of writing tales consists in an ability to draw the rest of life from the nothing one has understood of it, but life begins again at the end of the page when one realises that one knew nothing whatsoever."

    25. The Cloven Viscount is a novella by the famed Italian writer Italo Calvino. Together with The Baron in the Trees, and the Nonexistent Knight, it forms Calvino’s popular Our Ancestors Trilogy.The Cloven ViscountThe Cloven Viscount is a fantastic novella about a Viscount who is exactly as the name implies – cloven. At the start of the novel, an unfortunate accident befalls Viscount Medardo on the battlefield in a war between Christians and Turks.Miserable upon finding himself split in half, Me [...]

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