Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
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Mr.Palomar by Italo Calvino by Italo Calvino
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Mr. Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. He is seeking knowledge it is only after you have come to know the surface of things that you can venture to seek what is underneath. Whether contemplating a fine cheese a hungry gecko a woman sunbathing topless or a flight of migrant starlings Mr. Palomars observations render the world afresh.  read more
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Adam One Afternoon by Italo Calvino by Italo Calvino
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This collection of playful deadly fables is populated with waifs and strays a gluttonous thief and a mischievous gardener. The grimly comic story The Argentine Ant moved Gore Vidal to declare if this is not a masterpiece of twentiethcentury prose writing I cannot think of anything better.  read more
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The Queens Necklace by Italo Calvino by Italo Calvino
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The inspector ordered that the bird be searched.One of the agents stalled saying it made him feel sick and after some fierce pecking another withdrew sucking a bleeding finger. In these two stories from an inventive comic master of the form old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends. Italo Calvinos writing explores the fringes of these small unusual scenes and f  read more
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Everyman's Library Classics) by Peter Washington, Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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Calvino's dazzling post-modernist masterpiece combines a love story, a detective story and a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in a scintillating allegory of reading. Based on a witty anaolgy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of same book - IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT by Italo Calvino - are constantly and comically frustrated. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS of our day  read more
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Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday (Penguin Modern Classics) by Italo Calvino
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Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday (Penguin Modern Classics)  read more
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The Literature Machine: Essays by Italo Calvino, P. Creagh
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Mr Palomar (Vintage Classics) by Italo Calvino
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Mr Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. He is seeking knowledge. Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, a woman sunbathing topless or a flight of migrant starlings, Mr Palomar's observations render the world afresh.  read more
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Into the War (Penguin Modern Classics) by Italo Calvino
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A collection of stories. Set in Italy in the summer of 1940, it explores the relationships between the different generations caught up in the war as well as the author's own experiences as a teenager. It features such stories as: "Into the War", "The Avanguardisti in Menton" and "UNPA Nights".  read more
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Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
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This is an account of the universe as a cosmic joke, surreal random fiction. Ofwfq is like matter - he can be neither created nor destroyed. In 1000 diverse shapes and peculiar forms he has fitted, spiralled and plodded through every strange change or evolution. This is his account.  read more
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