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Calvino, Italo

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Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

342 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,662 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 )

266 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,400 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
The baron in the trees by Italo Calvino( Book )

529 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 3,211 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 )

176 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 2,445 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
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

302 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Ligurian coast during World War 2, 'The Path to the Spiders' Nest' tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice who lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at the local bar
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,051 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
The nonexistent knight & the cloven viscount by Italo Calvino( Book )

339 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun. Executed with brilliance and brio"(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

163 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,920 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
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

110 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,843 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
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

137 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,696 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
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,474 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
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,419 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
T zero by Italo Calvino( Book )

112 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,415 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
Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore by Italo Calvino( Book )

225 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vous, Lecteur, vous Lectrice, vous êtes le principal personnage de ce roman, et rejouissez-vous: c'est non seulement un des plus brillants mais aussi un des plus humoristiques qui aient été écrits dans ce quart de siècle
Il visconte dimezzato by Italo Calvino( Book )

333 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nadat tijdens een oorlog een burggraaf door een kogel in tweeën is gesplitst, gaan diens helften naar elkaar op zoek
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino( Book )

73 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,125 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
Marcovaldo, ovvero, Le stagioni in città by Italo Calvino( Book )

255 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Il protagonista delle venti novelle è il manovale Marcovaldo che si ostina a cercare la Natura in una grande città industriale. Un'accorata denuncia dei mali che affliggono la civiltà moderna. Un libro ironicamente profetico del grande narratore ligure (1923-85)."--Catalog of the publisher
The uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 949 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
Adam, one afternoon and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

135 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 920 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Invisible cities
Italian folktalesThe baron in the treesMr. PalomarThe path to the nest of spidersIf on a winter's night a travelerThe nonexistent knight & the cloven viscountThe castle of crossed destiniesWhy read the classics?
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 italský spisovatel

Italo Calvino Italya mama llaqta qillqaq

Italo Calvino pisarz włoski

Italo Calvino scrittore italiano

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

קאלווינו, איטאלו, 1923-1985

קלוינו, איטלו

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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