Most widely held works about Italo Calvino
Most widely held works by Italo Calvino
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino ( Book )
140 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 2,359 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.
Italian folktales by Italo Calvino ( Book )
163 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,346 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.
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino ( Book )
172 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 1,986 libraries worldwide
"Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times." - from publisher description at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/har041/77016002.html.
Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino ( Book )
97 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,696 libraries worldwide
Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar.
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino ( Book )
142 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 1,626 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?"--From publisher description.
The baron in the trees by Italo Calvino ( Book )
217 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 1,412 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.
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino ( Book )
88 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,388 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.
Why read the classics by Italo Calvino ( Book )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
"Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction, he was also an uncanny reader of literature. Why Read the Classics? 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 ruminations on the writers, poets, and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life."--BOOK JACKET.
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino ( Book )
71 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
Distraught and speechless from their journey through the forest to the castle, strangers communicate their experiences by playing a game of tarot.
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino ( Book )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
The uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino ( Book )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
In these ... essays, [the author] discusses literature as process, the great narrative game in the course of which writer and reader are challenged to understand the world. He discusses literature in relation to science, philosophy, and politics and analyzes aspects of the works of the great classical writers of the past. The collection concludes with tributes to contemporary writers.-Back cover.
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino ( Book )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,057 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.
Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno by Italo Calvino ( Book )
158 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
Livet blandt kommunistiske partisaner i Italien under 2. verdenskrig set med drengen Pins øjne.
Under the jaguar sun by Italo Calvino ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Three tales, each dominated by one of three senses, present a married couple touring Mexico, a tyrant made prisoner of contradictory messages, and a fashionable Parisian and a drugged rock musician impassioned by scents.
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino ( Book )
75 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 16 languages and held by 927 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.
Il cavaliere inesistente by Italo Calvino ( Book )
132 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Recounts the chivalrous exploits of an empty suit of armor and the separate halves of a nobleman who has been bisected by a cannon ball.
Ti con zero by Italo Calvino ( Book )
57 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 893 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 road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino ( Book )
46 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 892 libraries worldwide
The hermit in Paris : autobiographical writings by Italo Calvino ( Book )
50 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 880 libraries worldwide
The Italian author recalls his years as a teenager, during Mussolini's rule, the liberation, and the Cold War; his life in Paris and New York; and his travels through the United States in 1959 and 1960.
Il visconte dimezzato by Italo Calvino ( Book )
175 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Roman d'humour. Roman philosophique.
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Italo Calvino 1923-1985
japan. Namensform Karuvīno, Itaro 1923-1985
Kalʹvino, Italo 1923-1985
russ. Namensform Kal'vino, Italo 1923-1985カルヴィーノ
Greek, Modern (16)
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Multiple languages (12)