The Castle Of Crossed Destinies (Vintage Classics)

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A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness.

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"The interlinking of tales is incredibly complex and subtle: a history of all human consciousness through the myths of Oedipus, Parsifal, Faust, Hamlet and so on. The Castle of Crossed destinies is a shamelessly original work of art-beautiful in the sense that it is the careful statement of an artist we have learned to trust" ( New Yorker)

"Italo Calvino has advanced far beyond his American and English contemporaries. As they continue to look for the place where the spiders make their nests, Calvino has not only found this special place but learned how himself to make fantastic webs of prose to which all things adhere" (Gore Vidal)

"The marriage of the verbal and the visual in The Castle of Crossed Destinies seems almost prodigious. It is as if sulpher and mercury had at last fused into gold" ( Times Literary Supplement)

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Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 1997. Paperback. Turns the 78 tarot cards to a new purpose, linking word and image to the purposes of narrative. A band of travellers, trapped in an gloomy castle in the heart of a wood, find themselves struck dumb and are only able to converse by using the tarot cards to tell one another how they came to be there. Num Pages: 144 pages, 8pp colour halftones, b&w illustrations throughout. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 3. Weight in Grams: 120. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099268055

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