It’s up to you, New York, New York

Rodcorp, on Calvino, on New York as a story-machine:

“Occasionally I decide spontaneously to set totally imaginary stories in New York, a city in which I have lived only a few months in my life: who knows why, perhaps because New York is the simplest city, at least for me, the epitome of a city, an kind of prototype of a city, as far as its topography, its visual appearance, its society is concerned. Whereas Paris has huge depth, so much behind it, so many meanings.”

Calvino’s so cool. Rodcorp rocks.

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