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There is not much to the story: Passages like these, so full of considered and encapsulating words, need to happen more frequently in a story of this type from a writer of this stature.

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Quotes from Baronul din copaci. Open Preview See a Problem? Bryant rated it did not like it Dec 29, The story ends with the death technically the disappearance of Cosimo. No doubt there are layers, and layers within layers, that can be painstakingly revealed — or manufactured, as the case may be — for someone with the time and inclination for such an undertaking.

Josefina rated it did not like it Jul 15, Its cleverness consists almost entirely of form — and tone — which serviceably mimics that of Voltaire and other Enlightenment writers, and so is proper to the time in which the story takes place.

Open Preview See a Problem? Books by Italo Calvino. Will keep chasing the Calvino high regardless. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have no trouble with that or the reality it sets aside. This story is about the Baron Cosimo from a small provincial town in Italy who at the outset of teenagedom becomes fed up with the stale life of his family and the constant nagging of his father and, feeling the need to define himself amongst these trivialities, climbs into a tree and vows never to return to solid ground.


It’s fairytalish, maybe on purpose, but a sort of slow and boring fairytale, at times. I wish you could explain why to me! The narration can be sometimes exciting, but most of the time it is boring, and overly detailed. What An all around story-teller in the strictest sense, Calvino guides the reader through a delightfully conceived but ultimately unfulfilling novella in The Baron in the Trees. Whether this cleverness masks a deeper layer of sagacity I am at a loss to say, since I am of the philosophy that style is content.

I lost this book today.

Baronul din copaci

Add ebook version 3 43 Mar 20, A critique, it seems, of some of the upper-class ways of life. See 1 question about Baronul din copaci….

Other books in the series. No doubt some of the enjoyment of his prose is lost to translation. Dhiaeddine rated copaxi did not like it Oct 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Interesting premise, but the guy just lives in the trees. Trivia About The Baron in the Return to Book Page.

I nostri antenati 2. Calvino deserves credit for his efforts to maintain a duality within the main character that mirrors the duality in the story itself. I found the book boring, copcai, and predictable, which is a disappointment after reading Calvino’s other works.

Finally, the evident lack of Calvino’s capable prose is another difficult point to ignore. But I confess that I just didn’t “get” it. I have tried to remove weight, sometimes 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. Some of his writing has been called postmodernreflecting on literature and the act of reading, while some has been labeled magical realist, others fables, others simply “modern”.

There were some funny parts — I enjoyed just baronnul every mention of Batista. In trying to portray a realism around the context, I felt the author omitted the fanciful quality that sparked my interest initially. Cosimo at once assumes the perfunctory duties of any royal Baron, but also takes on roles as a master outdoorsman, a brigand, and a wanderer.


Early on Cosimo experiences self doubt in his arboreal defiance, but remains true to his convictions, ultimately bringing him much respect and renown from both his villagers and foreign dignitaries. But I get it that some people would find this book appealing.

One act of defiance barojul this boy to take a decision to live out all his life in the trees. I came to this after reading If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler The premise is fun, but it’s dealt with in sort of a fairy-tale, Swiss Family Robinson -esque way, in which the hero easily overcomes all baronlu despite logic to the contrary.

Relationships and events seemed symbolic, were never really explored or made to feel real. Maybe it’s a little too afraid to be unrealistic to be good as a ocpaci. While I’ve really enjoyed other books by Calvino, I can’t really recommend this one.

Published by Tineretului first published It’s fantastical, surreal and absurd. But it really failed, I think, in making any significant comments on the times in which it was set and I think that was at least part of the book’s intention.

Jessica rated it copwci not like it Mar 05, Set in 18th century Italy, Cosimo lived a rich life by engaging in the local community, pursing romantic relationships, following politics and philosophy, and finding adventure and mischief.

Premetto che ho apprezzato Marcovaldo, Il visconte dimezzato, le Cosmicomiche, quindi non ho niente contro Calvino.