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Quotation by Italo Calvino
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
Italo Calvino (1923–1985), Italian author, critic. Lecture, November 1969, delivered in Turin. "Cybernetics and Ghosts," published in The Literature Machine (1987).
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