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Calvino, Italo

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Italian folktales by Italo Calvino( Book )

299 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,441 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. Introduction by the Author illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,610 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
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

133 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,541 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
Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino( Book )

146 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 21 languages and held by 2,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city by Italo Calvino( Book )

354 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,325 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 castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

87 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,665 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
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

236 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch getint relaas over een jongen die zich uit oneigenlijke motieven aansluit bij het verzet in Italië in de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,523 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
The baron in the trees by Italo Calvino( Book )

138 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,463 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
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 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
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself. What should be cherished in literature' Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to each of five indispensable qualities: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity. A sixth lecture, on consistency, was never committed to paper, and we are left only to ponder the possibilities. With this book, he gives us the most eloquent defense of literature written in the twentieth century'a fitting gift for the next millennium. From the Trade Paperback edition
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,233 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
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 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
Il Barone rampante by Italo Calvino( Book )

232 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I 1700-tallet bestiger en ung italiensk baron efter en familiestrid et tr i den fdrene park, hvorfra han i 54 år behersker sine omgivelser med humor og dygtighed
Il visconte dimezzato by Italo Calvino( Book )

271 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. "Executed with brilliance and brio" (Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Il cavaliere inesistente by Italo Calvino( Book )

250 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De avonturen van een ridder die niet bestond, hoewel zijn harnas meevocht in het leger van Karel de Grote
The uses of literature : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore by Italo Calvino( Book )

83 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eksperimenterende roman, som gr forfatteren og lseren til én og samme hovedperson, der i en rkke romanfragmenter fres gennem en lykkelig krlighedshistorie
The nonexistent knight & the cloven viscount by Italo Calvino( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member 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
Le città invisibili by Italo Calvino( Book )

117 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Calvino, .. 1923-1985

Calvino, I.

Calvino, Italo

Calvino, Italo 1923-1985

Calvino Mameli, Italo Giovanni 1923-1985

Cavilla , Tonio

Italo Calvino

Kālfīnū, Ītālū 1923-1985

Kalʹvino, Italo

Kalʹvino, Italo 1923-1985

Karuvīno, Itaro 1923-1985

Кальвино, Итало 1923-1985

إيتالو كالفينو، 1923-1985

カルヴィーノ, I

カルヴィーノ, イタロ

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If on a winter's night a travelerInvisible citiesMr. PalomarMarcovaldo, or, The seasons in the cityThe castle of crossed destiniesThe path to the nest of spidersCosmicomicsThe baron in the trees