Zlatko, my reading list is getting longer and longer.
In addition, I have Anatomy/Physiology; Sterile Techniques; Microbiology and two other classes. I will need to clone myself to keep up with everything.
I have read Rilke, but I presume you are referring to a book called, "Reading Rilke", correct? I read a couple of things by Italo Calvino, but that was years ago, and I don't remember much about my impressions of him. The essays sound intriguing. For the time being, I will make mental notes of all of the books you recommended. I refuse to add them to the growing pile on my counter, however. Let me get rid of this pile and then I will move on to another! Yikes!
Good to know you are still around.