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Italo Calvino

A note about envisioning information from Italo Calvino.

My working method has more often than not involved the subtraction of weight. I have tried to remove weight, sometime from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language... .

Maybe I was only then becoming aware of the weight, the inertia, the opacity of the world - qualities that stick to writing from the start, unless one finds some way of evading them.

Italo Calvino, "Six Memos for the Next Millenium", Cambridge, 1988.