Category Archives: Calvino (Italo)

Lost Cities Spur the Imagination

An amazing Christmas gift–a journey to Machu Piccu–has me reflecting on “lost cities and vanished civilizations.” Selma Lagerlov’s “Adventures of Nils” works into the discussion as well.

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The Invasion of the Ants

Those experiencing ant problems will find fellow sufferers in H. G. Well’s “Empire of the Ants” and Calvino’s “Argentine Ant.”

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