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- The Path To the Spiders' Nests by Calvino, Italo.
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View: Grid List. Not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, each interrupted at a moment of suspense, until the end, when Ten different and thoroughly dissimilar novels intertwine as the beginning of each book, interrupted at a critical moment of suspense, leads into yet another novel reflecting yet another literary mode. Il visconte dimezzato.
The callow narrator of these tales observes the mounting unease of a city girding itself for war, the looting of an occupied French town, and nighttime revels during a blackout. The seeds of the later Calvino — the fabulist who worked profound moral and ethical points into his narratives — are all here.
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Marco Polo, sitting with Kublai Khan, entertains the emperor with tales of cities that he has seen within the empire. Retells two hundred tales, including the stories of a fearless little man, a prince who married a frog, a woman who lived on wind, and others. One of Italy's greatest storytellers, Calvino put his talent to maximum use in this adaptation of some traditional Italian folktales, each filled with wondrous creatures and fantastic happenings, and brought to a level of fuller expression by virtue of Calvino's sensibility.
Notes, Bibliography, p. He was also a highly astute mediator of the work of others and a pellucid purveyor of a subtly elaborated idea of literature. To have a generous selection of his letters in English, translated with great verve, represents a major addition to our knowledge of his work, offering countless precious glimpses of the gears and levers that operate the 'literature machine.
Gordon, University of Cambridge"These letters are invaluable. They are an important source for understanding the intellectual and historical context of Italo Calvino's writing and thought, and his relations with other writers. They are filled with irony and insights on a vast variety of interesting literary and cultural topics.
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