If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
By (author) Italo Calvino
Introduction by Peter Washington
Translated by William Weaver
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
Book DescriptionCalvino's dazzling post-modernist masterpiece combines a love story, a detective story and a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in a scintillating allegory of reading. Based on a witty anaolgy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of same book - IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT by Italo Calvino - are constantly and comically frustrated. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS of our day
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857151381
(210mm x 23mm x 134mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 20-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Complete Cosmicomics, Paperback / softback (September 2015)
"This edition corresponds to Claudio Milanini's comprehensive edition of the cosmicomic tales, 'Tuttle le cosmicomiche,' published in 1997"--Page [xxxv
Fantastic Tales, Paperback / softback (August 2015)
A collection of short stories compiled, edited, and introduced by Italo Calvino including works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Balzac, Gogol, Poe, and many others surveying the phenomenon of the fantastic in 19th-century European literature."
Road to San Giovanni, Paperback / softback (December 2014)» View all books by Italo Calvino
Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino s reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises."
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Author Biography - Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. One of the most respected writers of our time, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985. A collection of Calvino's posthumous personal writings, The Hermit in Paris, was published in 2003.
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