This is a stunning collection of fables and stories written between 1943 and 1958, excellently translated by Tim Parks. 'These are glittering fragments, pendants to Calvino's main opus, whose disturbing beauty they both share and help to interpret' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'The author's command of detail and his fine, inventive imagination, his ability to turn ideas upside down ad inside out, his awareness of the comic capacity of everyday life, are always ready to surprise and delight' - "Literary Review".
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This collection of diabolically brilliant stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" confirms Calvino's stature as one of the essential writers of the 20th century. Written between 1943 and 1984, these several dozen short stories range over a panoply of concerns--politics, the nature of power, the quest for the truth, and the elusive possiblity of human connection.About the Author:
Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was born in Cuba, and grew up in San Remo, Italy. He was a member of the partisan movement during the German occupation of northern Italy in World War II. The novel that resulted from that experience, published in English as The Path to the Nest of Spiders, won widespread acclaim. His other works of fiction include the Baron in the Trees, The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Cosmicomics, Difficult Loves, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Invisible Cities, Marcovaldo, Mr. Palomar, The Nonexistent Knight & The Cloven Viscount, t zero, Under the Jaguar Sun, and The Watcher and Other Stories. His works of nonfiction include Six Memos for the Next Millennium and The Uses of Literature, collections of literary essays, and the anthology Italian Folktales.
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099332310
Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99332310