Italo Calvino, The Literature Machine. London: Vintage 1997.
Translated by William Weaver.
ISBN: 0749399945, 9780749399948. Dewey Decimal: 854.914. Library of Congress Number: PN775.
The Reading MachineAt one point in the distant future, long after our sun has faded and its planets have passed, Pantography will produce the text, “in a village in la mancha, the name of which i cannot quite recalk”. One hour later, right on schedule, it will come out with a line that is indistinguishable from the opening words of the Penguin edition . If, upon seeing it, you were to hurry off to...