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To ask other readers questions about Baronul din copaciplease sign up. See 1 question about Baronul din copaci…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
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. 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.
What follows is a traditional 18th century tale of gallantry, early mechanical innovation, enlightenment, thievery, and of course, heavy bouts of romance. Calvino deserves credit for his efforts to maintain a duality within the main character that mirrors the duality in the story itself. This point may go unnoticed because Cosimo’s life in the trees does not appear as particularly strange, at least from the narrator’s Cosimo’s younger brother point of view. 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.
He is both the royalty and the commoner. Similarly, the story itself is at once about a man who lives in the trees and also about the normalcy attained in that fundamentally unorthodox lifestyle. Calvino copqci essentially setting up a fantastical idea of the tree man and then killing off the fantasy with his attempt to make the man as normal as possible.
To this end, the book ends up somewhat flat. To the reader of other Calvino works, this duality in character should not come as a full surprise, but the baornul does not work as well when the the character possesses no magical or spectacular quality.
Baronul din copaci
Finally, the evident lack of Calvino’s capable prose is another difficult point to ignore. At pages, the reader only gets four or five paragraphs of deliciously written Calvion language, the best one coming late in the book describing the nature of sound in the woods. 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.
Despite these failures in the technical and conceptual arenas, the book communicates a somewhat stereotypical, but nonetheless important message: 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.
The moral is ideal in form: The story ends with the death technically the disappearance of Cosimo. After fighting a losing battle against illness, Cosimo departs the scene in a most novel fashion. Without giving away the ending, the story finishes with a graceful return to nature, forcing the reader to ask: I lost this book today.
I was more than half way through and wasn’t particularly enjoying it, so I’m going to go ahead and declare it “read,” and if it decides to come back to baronull, I’ll maybe finish it emphasis on maybe and probably not change my opinion.
This one was meandering along in a sort of episodic, careless way, as if in each individual chapter Calvino was taken with a n I lost this book today. This one was meandering along in a sort of episodic, careless way, as if in each individual chapter Calvino was taken with a new, fleeting idea to toy about with. So, you’ve crafted a character that is fairly ordinary other than that he is stubborn and you live only in the trees. What presents itself as copaco subject matter? Girl in adjoining garden with catty attitude and overbearing relatives.
Bandit with literary fetish. Turkish pirates the best kind.
Arboreal aqueducts, rich Spanish exiles, sexual rendezvous, and the eternally important relationship in any man’s life: Will keep chasing the Calvino high regardless. This was not a bad book, though it seemed to drag on once the novelty of the boy in the trees began to wear thin.
A critique, it seems, of some of the upper-class ways of life.
Told through the eyes and remembrances of a younger brother to Cosimo, who leaves his father’s house as a young man and decides to live in the trees.
I don’t know if this is a form of magical realism. No doubt some of the enjoyment of his prose is lost to translation. If Calvino’s point was copacii show how boring it is to spend 60 years living in the trees, then, I must say, he accomplished it splendidly.
I also hated all the pointless cruelty to animals. Throwing cats and hedgehogs at soldiers? And yes, I did ddin the cruelty that sort of made sense so don’t argue that it was necessary to clpaci an entire pack of wolves because, surprise!
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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 odds despite logic to the contrary. I found the book boring, linear, and predictable, which is a disappointment after reading Calvino’s other works. Fun premise, poetic ending, boring execution.
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.
Or should I say clever and silly? After all, that which is clever is almost always silly.
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It’s fantastical, surreal and absurd. A boys’ adventure story. A Bildungsroman, a picaresque, a fable. 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.
In fact, it reads not at all unlike “Candide” — right down to including real historical events and characters. 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.
This is obviously bafonul work of someone with a decent literary education who knows to wear it lightly; but it is equally the kind of baromul a young man perhaps a young woman, too keen to be considered someone of intelligence and taste, and in possession of a certain degree of erudition, loves to love.
For more mature readers however, with less to prove, I suspect this arboreal jaunt will come across as a little wanting. One act of defiance led this boy to take a decision to live out all his life in the trees. But his decision to stay there for the rest of his life made no sense to me.
He certainly had a lot of adventures but there certain parts of the book that showed that him staying up there made no sense at all – I mean for what cause?
But I get it that some people would find this book appealing. Its some copsci of rebellion for following copacl norms of society – being normal whatever that meansbeing differe One act of defiance led this boy to take a decision to live out all his life in the trees. Its some sort of rebellion for following the norms of society – being normal whatever that meansbeing different and still achieving an optimum state of fulfillment and bliss.
Parce qu’il ne veut pas manger d’escargots un jeune homme grimpe dans un arbre et n’en descendra plus. Qu’est-ce que je n’ai pas compris? Interesting premise, but the guy just lives in the trees. Charming little cin, but definitely not my style.
I think I’ll remember it always since it was unique, but I feel there is much lost in translation Dln, not bad, but I wasn’t enthralled. There were some funny parts — I enjoyed just about every mention of Batista. And some cute parts, and some exciting parts, and some interesting parts — creative solutions to practical problems of not being able to touch ground.
That said, there was a lot of jumping from anecdote to anecdote, only loosely rela Overall, not bad, but I wasn’t enthralled.
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That said, there was a lot of jumping from anecdote to baroonul, only loosely related, and almost everything lacked depth. Relationships and events seemed symbolic, were never really explored or made to feel real. There were events that seemed like they should have felt important, but they went by quickly and without much indication of whether they were meant to be sad or humorous or taken as just a recounting of emotionally bland facts.
It’s fairytalish, maybe on purpose, but a sort of slow and boring fairytale, at times. Maybe it’s a little too afraid to be unrealistic to be good as a fairytale. Premetto che ho apprezzato Marcovaldo, Il visconte dimezzato, le Cosmicomiche, quindi non ho niente baeonul Calvino. Piuttosto, se volete vivere su un Premetto che ho apprezzato Marcovaldo, Il visconte dimezzato, le Cosmicomiche, quindi non ho niente contro Calvino.
The book has a curious and whimsical premise: What if someone decided to go live in the trees?