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Description - Marcovaldo by Italo Calvino

Marcovaldo is an enchanting collection of stories, both melancholy and funny, about an Italian peasant's struggle to reconcile country habits with urban life. Oblivious to the garish attractions of the town, Marcovaldo is the attentive recorder of natural phenomenon. The reader's heart bleeds for Marcovaldo in his tenacious pursuit of lost domains, but the stories are full of mirth and fun. They lie between farce and fantasy, combining comical disasters with a surrealistic view of city life through the eyes of an outsider.. .Nothing, as always with Calvino, is quite as it seems. Books and Bookmen

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099428541
ISBN-10: 0099428547
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923. He grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985

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