I've been reading a lot of Calvino. Like, a lot. A book a day almost. I can't stop. I'm reading and re-reading. I've never done this with an author before.
Any advice? Any other authors I may like in this sort of way? It's hard to explain. Something about the way he crafts stories is overwhelmingly appealing to me. His stories aren't overly complicated, they aren't hard to read, but in some way they all seem to inspire feelings deep inside of me that I just haven't gotten from most literature.
I mostly read old books. Calvino is probably the only post-ww2 author I really love, so I'm probably open to a lot of options.
Borges and the oulipo movement have obvious similarities to his work. I'd also recommend some Dino Buzzati and maybe some folktales. ETA Hoffman also wrote a buncha fairy tales but also some meta fiction so you might enjoy that
He has hardly any connections to the oulipo other than joining a few years before it ended. There is nothing in his texts that suggest he practiced what Quenueau et al hoped to achieve.
Borges (start with short stories like The Library of Babel; The circular ruins; the Aleph; the book of sand; the immortal; Tlon Uqbar Orbis Tertius; la escritura del Dios=(find how they translate it into English ); the Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths (google this one its just a page and a half long!!!) )
(Although his novels are classics I reccomed you his short stories. My two favorites are The walls of anagoor; and Seven Messengers)
Titles in spanish you look them in english: la cruzada de los niños (something like the crusade of the children); other short stories..
Short stories, pick any of his good books
i very highly recommend milan kundera in and of himself as an author but also for his relative similarity to calvino; they're not exactly the same per se, but i feel like somebody that enjoys one would enjoy the other