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    Il cavaliere inesistente The Nonexistent Knight, Italo CalvinoThe Nonexistent Knight Italian Il cavaliere inesistente is an allegorical fantasy novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, first published in Italian in 1959 and in English translation in 1962 The tale explores questions of identity, integration with society, and virtue through the adventures of Agilulf, a medieval knight who exemplifies chivalry, piety, and faithfulness but exists only as an empty suit of armour Il cavaliere inesistente The Nonexistent Knight, Italo CalvinoThe Nonexistent Knight Italian Il cavaliere inesistente is an allegorical fantasy novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, first published in Italian in 1959 and in English translation in 1962 The tale explores questions of identity, integration with society, and virtue through the adventures of Agilulf, a medieval knight who exemplifies chivalry, piety, and faithfulness but exists only as an empty suit of armour 2002 1381 175 9643620514 1385 1388 9789643620516 20

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    Calvino whimsy and wizardry compressed into less than 150 pages Published in 1959, The Nonexistent Knight completes Our Ancestors, the Italian maestro s heraldic trilogy consisting also of The Cloven Viscount 1952 and The Baron in the Trees 1957 Beguiling, enchanting, quizzical if retold in twenty pages as a Brothers Grim style fairy tale, The Nonexistent Knight could instantly become a classic for all ages Actually, in somewhat similar spirit, there s a charming Pino Zac animated film Calvino whimsy and wizardry compressed into less than 150 pages Published in 1959, The Nonexistent Knight completes Our Ancestors, the Italian maestro s heraldic trilogy consisting also of The Cloven Viscount 1952 and The Baron in the Trees 1957 Beguiling, enchanting, quizzical if retold in twenty pages as a Brothers Grim style fairy tale, The Nonexistent Knight could instantly become a classic for all ages Actually, in somewhat similar spirit, there s a charming Pino Zac animated film based on the novella The literary magic on display in The Nonexistent Knight is nothing short of breathtaking We are in the time of Charlemagne during the war with the Turks and the central figure in the tale is a knight in shinning white armor by the name of Agilulf But, let me add quickly, nobody is inside the white armor, hence the book s title In the opening chapter, when passing inspection on leaders of his army, Emperor Charlemagne exclaims, This is too much We ve even got a knight who doesn t exist As one can very well imagine, being nonexistent does present its challenges Agilulf thinks and acts in a number of curious ways, leaving a reader to ponder the philosophical implications of the paradoxes of existence or, er, nonexistence oroh, my goodness, thinking about Agilulf in solely conceptual terms can quickly make one dizzy No doubt about it, Agilulf is one knotty knight But unknot we must, so let s shift to three specific conundrums surrounding our white plated champion Pythagorean Paladin Agilulf is faced with an ongoing dilemma unless he keeps himself continually pitted against the challenges posed by the surrounding world, he might dissolve into nothingness Thus, when not preoccupied by his knightly duties, he applies himself to some precise exercise counting objects, arranging them in geometric patterns, resolving problems of arithmetic In this respect, it appears Agilulf isn t that much different than many men or women of action an inability to let go of constantly calculating or analyzing the frantic need to keep oneself busy, busy, busy Armor I Am For in times when armor was necessary even for a man who existed, how muchwas it for one who didn t Agilulf is one with his armor no armor, no Agilulf Throughout his tale, Italo Calvino has us reflect on what is lost when an individual s identity is completely bound up with their social role and subsumed by their function within society To Sleep No More When asked how he can keep awake at all times, Agilulf replies I would feel bewildered if I dozed off for even a second In fact I d never come round at all but would be lost forever So I keep wide awake every second of the day and night That is different No sleep for Agilulf We humans thrive on sleep, especially the restful state of deep, dreamless sleep Our brains require sleep, thus in a twenty four hour cycle, we don t mind surrendering our sense of self identity to the selfless state of sleep In his current condition of nonexistence, even if for one instant Agilulf surrenders to the selfless state of sleep, Agilulf risks losing whatever nonexistent existence he has Poor knight Keep on arranging your pine cones into triangles, Agilulf, we wouldn t want to lose you Alas, we are not reading a philosophic treatise in the field of ontology or metaphysics but a tale of the fantastic written by none other than Italo Calvino Thus we can move along and meet several other characters making their appearance in the story Raimbaut A youth wishing to join the ranks of Charlemagne s paladins to avenge the death of his father slain by the head of the Turks Little does this young man know where his adventures will take him Hint many the time his path crosses that of the knight in shinning white armor Gurduloo One of the names of this rambunctious chap who exists but has no sense of self, the exact opposite of Agilulf, the knight who doesn t exist but has an extremely strong sense of self We first meet Gurduloo waddling along, a duck among ducks in his earthen color rags As we come to learn, Gurduloo is but one name for this foolish fellow who takes the temporary identity of whatever he s around In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Gurduloo might be judged as possessing crazy wisdom but in Medieval Europe he s considered just plain crazy But then again, not so fast we have the paradox of the wise fool Any guesses as to who gets to be Agilulf s squire Brandamante Bold, courage, accomplished knight who just so happens to be a woman This female warrior is none too pleased with all the regular knights she thinks are nothing but a bunch of louts, nincompoops and slobs But there is that one knight who alone knows the secret geometry, the order, the rule, by which to bestow sense to her every action, nay, to her very life itself Agilulf to the rescue Well, maybe The Tale s Narrator Book, evening is here, and I have begun to writerapidly Even now and again I notice my pen beginning to hurry over the paper as if by itself, with my hurrying along after it So writes Sister Theodora, a nun living in her convent The interplay of knightly action and the act of writing gives The Nonexistent Knight a touch of the metafictional, a small preview of what Italo Calvino would develop in his famous 1979 novel alternating story with the act of reading a book Torrismund, Sophronia, Palmyra Threeplayers whose ultimate identity I will leave to each reader to discover Knights of the Grail Although not quite as off kilter as the Pythons film of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, The Nonexistent Knight does have its moments Perhaps the consequence of the author playing with themes from Ariosto s Orlando Furioso and other classics of medieval epic literature One can almost not believe how Italo Calvino has those idealized champions behave To discover what is meant here and all else that s completely different, you will have to read The Nonexistent Knight for yourself.Coda Italo Calvino chose the above Picasso drawing to illustrate the cover for the first published edition of The Nonexistent Knight.Italian author Italo Calvino, 1923 1985 If a girl has had enough of every man who exists, her only remaining desire could be for a man who doesn t exist at all Italo Calvino, The Nonexistent Knight

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    Calvino is the man This little book is a story about story telling, but really it s about Life and Being And it s actually fun and funny I think I m gonna re read it right away.As always, story, structure and theme are one This is the way it s done Larsson sorry, had to get that dig in, even though the poor guy is dead Larsson I mean , and I just read that all he did was drink coffee and smoke, which explains a lot see my review of his book Anyway if you want a fun little medieval ad Calvino is the man This little book is a story about story telling, but really it s about Life and Being And it s actually fun and funny I think I m gonna re read it right away.As always, story, structure and theme are one This is the way it s done Larsson sorry, had to get that dig in, even though the poor guy is dead Larsson I mean , and I just read that all he did was drink coffee and smoke, which explains a lot see my review of his book Anyway if you want a fun little medieval adventure story that will tell you all about modern life, read this

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    an at once philosophical and silly examination of european chivalry and egoism leading to a delightful and witty twist.

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    I get it, and what I get is done well it s a parody of those Sir Gawain and Perceval medieval knight narratives, and it sticks delightfully and ironically true to form The point, though, about knights being slave to their codes, is pretty basic and didn t need a full novella to get across This could ve been an equally actually, significantlyeffective vignette Meh.

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    I m talking to you, paladin insisted Charlemagne Why don t you show your face to your king A voice came clearly through the gorge piece Sire, because I do not exist And how do you do your job, then, if you don t exist By will power, said Agilulf, and faith in our holy cause The story evolves around our nonexistent knight, Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern and of the Others of Corbentraz and Sura He is the Emperor Charlemagne s most dedicated knight He is righteo I m talking to you, paladin insisted Charlemagne Why don t you show your face to your king A voice came clearly through the gorge piece Sire, because I do not exist And how do you do your job, then, if you don t exist By will power, said Agilulf, and faith in our holy cause The story evolves around our nonexistent knight, Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern and of the Others of Corbentraz and Sura He is the Emperor Charlemagne s most dedicated knight He is righteous, perfectionist, faithful and pious knight Agilulf exists only to obey and execute rules, protocols, and systems of knighthood On the contrary, there is his squire, who has many names that change according to season and place Gurdulu, Gudi Ussif, Ben Va Ussuf, Ben Stanbul, Pestanzul, Bertinzul, Martinbon, Martinzul, Omobon, Omobestia, Il Brutto del Vallone, Gian Paciasso, Pier Paciugo, Boamoluz, Carotun, Balingaccio, and Bertella In short, he is a man without a name and with every possible name Gurduloo thinks everything backward and when given a tin of soup, he puts his head into it unaware that he must eat the soup and not be eaten by the soup The two of them represent the nonexistent but conscious individual and the existent but unconscious individual That s a good one We have a subject who exists but doesn t realize he does and there s my paladin who thinks he exists but actually doesn t They d make a great pair, let me tell you The plot twists when his knighthood is being challenged by a young warrior, Torrismund And his love interest, Sister Theodora, satirises Agilulf as the ideal man who could live only in one s imagination The story makes me contemplate on my own existence and conscience World conditions were still confused in the era when this took place It was not rare then to find names and thoughts and forms and institutions that corresponded to nothing in existence

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    What starts out as a straight tale and yes, there s an in story storyteller telling us that they re telling us a tale of a bunch of knights in one of Charlemagne s campaigns against the muslims gets thrown off its track when it turns out that one of the knights, the wisest, fairest, chastest, most analytically minded of them all, doesn t actually exist he s just an empty suit of armour held together by the idea of his own existence So Charlemagne, in his wisdom, gives him a Sancho Panza styl What starts out as a straight tale and yes, there s an in story storyteller telling us that they re telling us a tale of a bunch of knights in one of Charlemagne s campaigns against the muslims gets thrown off its track when it turns out that one of the knights, the wisest, fairest, chastest, most analytically minded of them all, doesn t actually exist he s just an empty suit of armour held together by the idea of his own existence So Charlemagne, in his wisdom, gives him a Sancho Panza style squire in the shape of a madman who exists, but isn t aware of it, expecting them to get on well with each other And off we go.As with most of Calvino s books, it s hard to describe it without killing what makes it come alive We have a group of characters who are really just philosophical concepts dressed up as knights and taken so far to their respective extremes that they barely work, blundering through the plots of Candide and Monty Python s Holy Grail, trying to work out whether they exist or not And since they re philosophical concepts, it gets meta as fuck but it never gets annoyingly, preciously so, partly because at just over 100 pages it never has time to, but also because he knows how to riff on tales we ve heard before and does so far better than in Castle of Crossed Destinies IMO And somehow, after all these high concept modernist ideas fighting each other, he comes out with a rather beautiful ending in praise of the possibilities of fiction, of everything that doesn t exist But now, o future, I m in the saddle and riding your horse What new flags do you raise at me from the towers in a city yet to be founded What fires will you let ravage the castles and gardens I ve loved What unforeseen golden ages do you have lined up for me, you unbending, you bearer of treasures to be dearly paid for, you my country to be conquered, you future

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    I know Calvino is one of those so called profound writers, whose books people read and say to love because they re so smart and well read Well, I didn t like it I really couldn t care about any of the characters on this book To me, it felt like the story was all over the place, there was no clear motives, no structure And the names, I really hated the names of everything, so nonsensical Not my kind of literature at all.

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    74th book of 2020 The final book of Calvino s triptych Our Ancestors, and though pales slightly in the wake of the second book The Baron in the Trees review here this was still an entertaining, bizarre read As the title suggests, Agilulf is non existent he is simply a suit of armour His squire, Gurduloo, also doesn t know if he exists, a rather madman, who, when introduced in the story, is chasing ducks in a lake believing he might be one himself The book is only just over 100 pages 74th book of 2020 The final book of Calvino s triptych Our Ancestors, and though pales slightly in the wake of the second book The Baron in the Trees review here this was still an entertaining, bizarre read As the title suggests, Agilulf is non existent he is simply a suit of armour His squire, Gurduloo, also doesn t know if he exists, a rather madman, who, when introduced in the story, is chasing ducks in a lake believing he might be one himself The book is only just over 100 pages but reads quite slowly The writing is good, but again, not at the same beauty Calvino captures in the prior story, The Baron in the Trees.Some of Gurduloo s parts reveal story points so I ll only write this one in, which captures the madness and humour of his character He is given a vat of soupAll is soup resounded his voice from inside the vat, which tipped over at his onslaught.Gurduloo was now imprisoned in the overturned pot His spoon could be heard banging like a cracked bell, and his voice moaning, All is soup Then the vat moved like a tortoise, turned over again, and Gurduloo reappeared.Surely that s enough reason to read this short novella alone

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    When combined with The Cloven Viscountand The Baron in the Trees, Calvino is doing the work of the myth maker, resurrecting the art of the fairy tale, and fully exploring the vagaries and inconsistencies of the human condition On this New Year s Day, I m reflecting on these books and it is as unsettling as it is life affirming When combined with The Cloven Viscountand The Baron in the Trees, Calvino is doing the work of the myth maker, resurrecting the art of the fairy tale, and fully exploring the vagaries and inconsistencies of the human condition On this New Year s Day, I m reflecting on these books and it is as unsettling as it is life affirming

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