If on a Winter's Night a Traveller

If on a Winter's Night a Traveller

By: Italo Calvino (author), William Weaver (translator), Peter Washington (contributor)Hardback

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Calvino'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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About Author

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/05/1993
  • ISBN13: 9781857151381
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9781857151381
  • weight: 432
  • ISBN10: 1857151380
  • translations: Italian

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