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Calvino, Italo

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Italian folktales by Italo Calvino( Book )

193 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,247 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. Introduction by the Author illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

129 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,372 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
Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino( Book )

99 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

147 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,212 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
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

102 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,755 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 )

200 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,542 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
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five of six lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death in 1985
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,145 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
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

70 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the moon was closer to the earth, he would once a month, when its orbit made it possible climb a ladder to its scaly surface. He remembers life on the nebulae when matter first began to exist, causing great confusion and destroying his grandmother's pillow. As a child, he used the curve of space to play marbles with brand-new atoms. With the rest of his family, he evolved to walk on land only his great-uncle stubbornly remained a fish. And when the rest of the Dinosaurs died he was surprised to be greeted with gracious kindness instead of mortal fear by the new inhabitants of the Earth. This is the life of Qfwfq, the unique narrator of Italo Calvino's comic stories of the strangeness of the universe. They are extremely funny, imaginative beyond the scope of the galactic distances they conjure, beautifully written and absolutely unforgettable. This new collection is the first complete edition in English and includes seven stories never before translated
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino( Book )

137 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,026 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
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,017 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 uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 941 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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 909 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
The baron in the trees by Italo Calvino( Book )

110 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosimo, a eighteenth-century Italian nobleman, rebels against his family by climbing into the trees and staying there for the rest of his life
Adam, one afternoon and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

85 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 789 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 )

137 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 759 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
Ti con zero by Italo Calvino( Book )

96 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world of Time and the hunter each second is an age, every cell a universe. Though a series of ingenious stories and fables, Italo Calvino illustrates the baffling paradoxes of space and time
T zero by Italo Calvino( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's second collection of imaginative stories about the evolution of the universe transcends the boundaries of space and time while mixing comedy with higher mathematics
The path to the spiders' nests by Italo Calvino( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pin, a young cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II, becomes involved with a band of partisans after a mishap with a Nazi soldier
Fantastic tales : visionary and everyday by Italo Calvino( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six fantasy tales from the 19th century, tracing the genre from its roots in German romanticism to the ghost stories of Henry James. The editor, who prefaces each story, analyzes the resurgence of the fantastic in our day
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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

Cavilla, Tonio

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



If on a winter's night a travelerMr. PalomarInvisible citiesThe castle of crossed destiniesThe path to the nest of spidersSix memos for the next millenniumWhy read the classics?Cosmicomics