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In these widely praised essays, Calvino reflects on literature as process, the great narrative game in the course of which writer and reader are challenged to understand the world. Calvino himself made the selection of pieces to be included in this volume. Translated by Patrick Creagh. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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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ISBN:
9780156932509
Translator:
Creagh, Patrick
Author:
Creagh, Patrick
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19871031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.83 lb

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