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Mr. Palomar (Helen and Kurt Wolff Books)

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ISBN13: 9780156627801
ISBN10: 0156627809
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Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a womans breasts, or a gorillas behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Italo Calvino's last fictional work is a witty, elegant, fantastic rendering of the ultimate observer, whose name, Mr. Palomar, deliberately evokes the famous telescope. "Beautiful, nimble, solitary feats of imagination" (The New York Times Book Review). Calvino is the acclaimed author of Difficult Loves and Invisible Cities.

About the Author

ITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.

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manwith7talents, December 3, 2007 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
Little stories about perception, centering around the title character's attempts (usually failed) to understand the world. Although the book is mostly philosophical and has no real story, the character of Mr. Palomar is developed through his internal reflections. In the end we come to recognize ourselves in the character: his curiosity, his restlessness, his futility. Calvino's books are always fascinating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156627801
Translator:
Weaver, William
Author:
Weaver, William
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Helen and Kurt Wolff Books
Publication Date:
19860931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.31 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Italo Calvino's last fictional work is a witty, elegant, fantastic rendering of the ultimate observer, whose name, Mr. Palomar, deliberately evokes the famous telescope. "Beautiful, nimble, solitary feats of imagination" (The New York Times Book Review). Calvino is the acclaimed author of Difficult Loves and Invisible Cities.

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