(Harlem) Shaking Up Italo Calvino

Our anxiously awaited Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985, masterfully translated by Martin McLaughlin and with an introduction by the inimitable Michael Wood, is still forthcoming. But in the meantime, writer João Chiodini has created a quirky little Harlem Shake-meme video featuring some of Calvino’s greatest hits. (The video features Portuguese editions, but you get the idea.)

Don’t forget to check out one of the letters from the Calvino collection in the latest issue of Harper’s.