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Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

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For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth of his vision and wit.  Written between 1943 and 1984 and masterfully translated by Tim Parks, the fictions in Numbers in the Dark display all of Calvino's dazzling gifts: whimsy and horror, exuberance of style, and a cheerful grasp of the absurdities of the human condition.

Synopsis:

For the first time in paperback, here is a diabolically inventive collection of previously uncollected stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from the internationally acclaimed

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.

Table of Contents

  1. The man who shouted Teresa
  2. The flash
  3. Making do
  4. Dry river
  5. Conscience
  6. Solidarity
  7. The black sheep
  8. Good for nothing
  9. Like a flight of ducks
  10. Love far from home
  11. Wind in a city
  12. The lost regiment
  13. Enemy eyes
  14. A general in the library
  15. The workshop hen
  16. Numbers in the dark
  17. The queen's necklace
  18. Becalmed in the Antilles
  19. The tribe with its eyes on the sky
  20. Nocturnal soliloquy of a Scottish nobleman
  21. A beautiful March day
  22. World memory
  23. Beheading the heads
  24. The burning of the abominable house
  25. The petrol pump
  26. Neanderthal man
  27. Montezuma
  28. Before you say 'Hello' --Glaciation
  29. The call of the water
  30. The mirror, the target
  31. The other Eurydice
  32. The memoirs of Casanova
  33. Henry Ford
  34. The last channel
  35. Implosion
  36. Nothing and not much.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679743538
Subtitle:
And Other Stories
Translator:
Parks, Tim
Translator:
Parks, Tim
Translated by:
Tim Parks
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Author:
of Invisible Cities and If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.
Author:
Parks, Tim
Author:
Italo, Calvino
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage international
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.63 in. .51 lbs.

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