Andrei Codrescu is the author of Messiah, a novel, and Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments. His most recent books are Bibliodeath: My Archives (with Life in Footnotes) and So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems.
On Consistency: Italo Calvino's Sixth Memo
This piece appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal: Catharsis, No.25 To receive the Quarterly Journal, become a member or purchase at our bookstore. ¤ The backstory is this: Italo Calvino ...