A series of lectures which Italo Calvino wrote in the final year of his life. Drawing on the works of Lucretius, Ovid, Boccaccio, Flaubert, Kundera, Perec and many more, he pinpoints the universal laws and literary values: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility and multiplicity.
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‘A rather wonderful little book, full of wit and erudition' -- Daily Telegraph
‘As commentary on fiction's strategies and possibilities, the book is alive with stimulating suggestivity…exhilarating and poignant' -- Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
‘Calvino will continue to glitter... well into the next millennium and after, a master in the empire of the imagination' -- Ian Thomson, Independent on Sunday
Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, has delighted readers around the world with his deceptively simple, fable-like stories. He was born in Cuba in 1923 and raised in San Remo, Italy; he fought for the Italian Resistance from 1943-45. His major works include Cosmicomics (1968), Invisible Cities (1972), and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). He died in Siena in 1985.
Patrick Creagh won the John Florio Prize in 1972 for his translation of the Selected Poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti, and again in 1990 for Danube by Claudio Magris and Blind Argus by Gesualdo Bufalino.
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