We all have a lot of books laying around we’ve never read. We all have books in mind we want to read but never get to.
With that in mind I think Calvino is having some fun with at our failings by saying with his incomplete stories, “if you’re not gonna read them, I’m not gonna write them.”
I do want to take note of the image of the writing hand contorting from the prison cell window. That really stays with me