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|Original title||Ti con zero|
Published in English
t zero (original title: Ti con zero) is a 1967 collection of short stories by Italian author Italo Calvino. The title story is based on a particularly uncertain moment in the life of a lion hunter. This second in time, t0, is considered by the hunter against known previous seconds (t-1, t-2, ...) and hypothetical future seconds (t1, t2, ...)
"Qfwfq" (an always extant being introduced in Cosmicomics) narrates the first set of stories in the collection, which take a scientific fact, and build a wonderfully imaginative story around it. Other stories in the book diverge to a greater or lesser degree from this scientific theme. The final story in the collection is a postmodern pastiche of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo.
The book was also published in English with the title Time and the Hunter in 1970.
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- Italo Calvino. t zero (Translated from the Italian by William Weaver). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969. ISBN 0-15-692400-5
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