The “Complete” Cosmicomics: No U.S. Edition from Penguin

Last week I reported on a new volume of Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics, purporting to collect 7 stories previously untranslated. I noted that although a UK edition is imminent, there was no mention of a U.S. edition anywhere.

I've gotten in touch with one Rachel Love, an editorial coordinator with Penguin Classics and Reference in the UK, and she has confirmed that there is currently no U.S. edition of this book forthcoming from Penguin. The Wylie Agency has the rights, meaning that there probably will be a U.S. edition eventually, although who knows.

I'm still trying to track down information as to what exactly these 7 stories are and why they haven't been collected in a previous edition of Cosmicomics. More information on that as it becomes available.

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One of them will most certainly be “The Daughters of the Moon,” recently published in the New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/02/23/090223fi_fiction_calvino

Also see “Two Cosmicomics” in the May 2009 issue of Harper’s.

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