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Calvino, Italo

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Most widely held works by Italo Calvino
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

377 editions published between 1972 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 3,844 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 )

285 editions published between 1956 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 3,524 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 )

468 editions published between 1957 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 3,133 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 )

205 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

279 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan who joins the Italian Resistance against the occupying forces from Germany during World War II discovers some spiders nests in which he hides a gun that he steals from a German soldier
The nonexistent knight & the cloven viscount by Italo Calvino( Book )

355 editions published between 1959 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. Bravura pieces... executed with brilliance and brio."--Goodreads
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

129 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their tales. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal, and chaotic history of all human consciousness."--Goodreads
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,745 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. Based on a analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, this book is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book are constantly and comically frustrated
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,729 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 )

130 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,584 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 )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 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 1,450 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 )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,401 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 )

109 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,353 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 )

200 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 1,335 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. Based on a analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, this book is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book are constantly and comically frustrated
Il visconte dimezzato by Italo Calvino( Book )

297 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,165 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, ovvero, Le stagioni in città by Italo Calvino( Book )

267 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 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
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 965 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 uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 961 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. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
The road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 901 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Invisible cities
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Italian folktalesThe baron in the treesMr. PalomarThe path to the nest of spidersThe nonexistent knight & the cloven viscountThe castle of crossed destiniesIf on a winter's night a travelerWhy read the classics?
Alternative Names
Calvino

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 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 italiensk författare och journalist

Italo Calvino italský spisovatel

Italo Calvino Italya mama llaqta qillqaq

Italo Calvino İtalyan romancı (1923 - 1985)

Italo Calvino pisarz włoski

Italo Calvino scrittore italiano

İtalo Kalvino

Italu Calvinu

Italus Calvino

Ka er wei nuo

Kālfīnū, Ītālū 1923-1985

Kalvinas Italas

Kalvino, I.

Kalʹvino, Italo

Kalʹvino, Italo 1923-1985

Karuvīno, Itaro 1923-1985

Ίταλο Καλβίνο

Καλβίνο Ίταλο 1923-1985

Итало Калвино

Итало Калвино италиански писател

Итало Кальвино

Кальвино, Итало 1923-1985

Італа Кальвіна

Італё Кальвіна

Італо Кальвіно

Իտալո Կալվինո

איטלו קאלווינו

איטלו קאלווינו סופר איטלקי

קאלווינו, איטאלו

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

ইটালো ক্যালভিনো

ਇਤਾਲੋ ਕਲਵੀਨੋ

இதாலா கால்வினோ

ఇటాలో కాల్వినో

ഇറ്റാലൊ കൽവീനൊ

იტალო კალვინო იტალიელი ჟურნალისტი და მწერალი

이탈로 칼비노

칼비노, 이탈로 1923-1985

イタロ・カルヴィーノ

カルヴィーノ, I.

カルヴィーノ, イタロ

伊塔罗·卡尔维诺

卡尔维诺

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