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The Distance of the Moon

Once upon a time the moon was but a ladder’s step away from a boat anchored at sea. Calvino’s Distance of the Moon, one of the short stories in the brilliant Cosmicomics compendium, is an ode to an intergalactic Pangaea until the moon begins to drift away and the lunar bliss is no more. 

Many of the characters in the book like Qfwfq or Mrs Ph(i)Nk0 go by the most unordinary of names as chemical or mathematical nomenclature. When they were kids their only playthings in the whole of the Universe were hydrogen atoms - though if they ever got bored they always had zero gravitational headstands on the moon to look forward to.

Thursday, 01.03.2012
17:15 (Cet)

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