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Calvino, Italo

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If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

266 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvino shows that the novel, far from being a dead form, is capable of endless mutations. If on a winter's night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

323 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future
Italian folktales by Italo Calvino( Book )

295 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chosen as one of the New York Times's ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

206 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enchanting stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures. "Naturally, we were all there, - old Qfwfq said, - where else could we have been? Nobody knew then that there could be space. Or time either: what use did we have for time, packed in there like sardines?"--Publisher description
The baron in the trees by Italo Calvino( Book )

479 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, eighteenth-century Italian nobleman defies parental authority by adopting an exclusively arboreal life, watching from his perch in the trees the passing of the Enlightenment and participating in its various delights and duties
Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino( Book )

161 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino( Book )

343 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unskilled worker in a drab northern Italian industrial city of the 1950s and 1960s, Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing to come a little closer to the unspoiled world of his imagining. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams, gives rein to his fantasies, tries-with more ingenuousness than skill-to lessen his burden and that of those around him. The results are never the anticipated ones
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

148 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distraught and speechless from their journey through the forest to the castle, strangers communicate their experiences by playing a game of tarot
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

272 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premier récit d'Italo Calvino (1947): "Calvino avant Calvino" est, à vingt-trois ans, plus qu'un débutant doué. Description, pour l'essentiel, de l'action des maquis italiens à la fin de l'occupation allemande. Principal personnage: un gamin de dix ans plein de gouaille et qui n'a pas froid aux yeux. A la suite d'un larcin, ce garçon sera happé dans l'engrenage de la guerre qu'il vivra comme un grand jeu
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

94 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction, he was also an uncanny reader of literature, a keen critic of astonishing range. This is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino's literary criticism available in English, accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon. Here--spanning more than two millennia, from antiquity to postmodernism--are thirty-six immediately relevant, elegantly written, accessible ruminations on the writers, poets, and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life. At a time when the Western canon and the very notion of "literary greatness" have come under increasing disparagement by the vanguard of so-called multiculturalism, Calvino gives us an inspiring corrective.--From publisher description
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five of six lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death in 1985
Il visconte dimezzato by Italo Calvino( Book )

332 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'humour. Roman philosophique
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of stories written during the 1940s and 1950s, the author captures moments of revelation in the lives of ordinary people, instants blending recognition and alarm as deceptions and illusions are laid bare
The nonexistent knight & the cloven viscount by Italo Calvino( Book )

119 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the chivalrous exploits of an empty suit of armor and the separate halves of a nobleman who has been bisected by a cannon ball
The uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several dozen stories by the late Italian writer. In Nothing and Not Much, a creature which witnessed the birth of the world describes the event, Henry Ford is an analysis of a captain of capitalism, and in Beheading the Heads, politicians are regularly executed to keep them on their toes
Adam, one afternoon and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

131 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nueva edición revisada. Estas breves historias, algunas violentas, otras amargas, otras misteriosas y muchas grotescas, evocan, directa o indirectamente, la experiencia bélica aún cercana para Italo Calvino; pero la ternura que imprime a sus personajes más crueles, risibles o patéticos, la magia que se cuela siempre por las narraciones más impregnadas de un realismo casi costumbrista y la transparencia de la escritura nos revelan a un autor ;ya en sus comienzos; de una deslumbrante y sorprendente madurez literaria
Il cavaliere inesistente by Italo Calvino( Book )

194 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvino's story is illustrated with the armour from the collection of Ferdinand of Hapsburg at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Beaufort-Spontin's essays on the collection and on medieval tournaments are included, translated into Italian from the original German
The road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembled and published posthumously, The Road to San Giovanni offers Calvino's reflections on his own life and work. These five elegant "memory exercises" provide a varied and revealing portrait of a writer who was deeply wary of autobiography: from the title essay's moving evocation of the author's relationship with his father ' couched in a lyrical sketch of Calvino's childhood home ' to a charming account of teenage years spent in the glow of the cinema screen, to Calvino's declaration of purpose as a writer in the final essay's visionary fragments. Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, The Road to San Giovanni will appeal to Calvino's existing fans and win new ones
Ti con zero by Italo Calvino( Book )

96 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, each second is an age, every cell a universe. Through a series of stories, the author illustrates the paradoxes of space and time. Estranged lovers forever travelling parallel highways, the hunter and lion trapped at each others throats and victims linked in mutual pursuit
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Invisible cities
Alternative Names
Calvino, .. 1923-1985

Calvino, I.

Calvino Italo

Calvino, Italo 1923-1985

Calvino Mameli, Italo Giovanni 1923-1985

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino écrivain italien

Italo Calvino en italiensk författare

Italo Calvino escriptor italià

Italo Calvino Escritor y periodista italiano

Italo Calvino Italiaans schrijver

Italo Calvino italialainen kirjailija ja toimittaja

Italo Calvino italialainen poliitikko

Italo Calvino Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels

Italo Calvino italienischer Schriftsteller

Italo Calvino Italya mama llaqta qillqaq

Italo Calvino pisarz włoski

İtalo Kalvino

Italu Calvinu

Italus Calvino

Kālfīnū, Ītālū 1923-1985

Kalʹvino, Italo

Kalʹvino, Italo 1923-1985

Karuvīno, Itaro 1923-1985

Ίταλο Καλβίνο

Итало Калвино

Итало Кальвино

Кальвино, Итало 1923-1985

Італа Кальвіна

Італё Кальвіна

Італо Кальвіно

Իտալո Կալվինո

איטלו קאלווינו

איטלו קאלווינו סופר איטלקי

קאלווינו, איטאלו

קלוינו, איטלו 1923-1985

إيتالو كالفينو

إيتالو كالفينو، 1923-1985

ایتالو کالوینو نویسنده، خبرنگار، منتقد و نظریه پرداز ایتالیایی

كالفينو، إيتالو، 1923-1985

كالفينو، إيطالو، 1923-1985

ਇਤਾਲੋ ਕਲਵੀਨੋ

இதாலா கால்வினோ

ఇటాలో కాల్వినో

ഇറ്റാലൊ കൽവീനൊ

იტალო კალვინო იტალიელი ჟურნალისტი და მწერალი

이탈로 칼비노

칼비노, 이탈로 1923-1985


カルヴィーノ, I.

カルヴィーノ, イタロ



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Invisible citiesItalian folktalesCosmicomicsThe baron in the treesMr. PalomarMarcovaldo, or, The seasons in the cityThe castle of crossed destiniesThe path to the nest of spiders