The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition

3.71 avg rating
( 5,145 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060956585: The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition

Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Set on the Ligurian coast during World War II, The Path to the Spiders' Nests tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice who lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spend as much time as he can at the local bar. When his friends dare him to steal a pistol from a Nazi soldier, he sets off on a series of picaresque adventures with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of this band, seen through the eyes of the child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance, but also a moving coming-of-age story. First published in 1947, and reissued here in a revised translation that incorporates the changes Calvino himself made to the text, The Path to the Spiders' Nests is a bold, adventurours first novel animated by the formidable imagination that was to make Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of the second half of this century.

Review:

"As [Calvino's contemporaries) continue to look for the place where the spiders make their nests, Calvino has not only found that special place but learned how himself to make fantastic webs of prose to which all things adhere."-- Gore Vidal, "New York Review of Books"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Italo Calvino
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800609565850000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Italo Calvino
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. 201 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler s apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino s portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino s definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Calvino, Italo
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Calvino, Italo
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Italo Calvino
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. 201 x 137 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler s apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino s portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino s definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Italo Calvino
Published by HarperCollins, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. 201 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler s apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino s portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino s definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Calvino, Italo
Published by Harper Perennial (2000)
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Calvino, Italo
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060956585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Calvino, Italo
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060956585 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132259494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Calvino, Italo
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060956585 ISBN 13: 9780060956585
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060956585. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060956585ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book