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Italo Calvino : letters, 1941-1985

Author: Italo Calvino; Michael Wood; M L McLaughlin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first collection in English of the extraordinary letters of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Italy's most important postwar novelist, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) achieved worldwide fame with such books as Cosmicomics, Invisible Cities, and If on a winter's night a traveler. But he was also an influential literary critic, an important literary editor, and a masterful letter writer whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Italo Calvino
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Italo Calvino; Michael Wood; M L McLaughlin
ISBN: 9780691139456 0691139458
OCLC Number: 814389686
Description: xviii, 619 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction, by Michael Wood vii Translator's Note, by Martin McLaughlin xvii Abbreviations xix 1941-1945 1 1946-1950 32 1951-1955 73 1956-1960 111 1961-1965 212 1966-1970 311 1971-1975 390 1976-1980 461 1981-1985 511 Notes 535 Index 599
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood ; translated by Martin McLaughlin.

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This is the first collection in English of the extraordinary letters of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Italy's most important postwar novelist, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) achieved worldwide fame with such books as Cosmicomics, Invisible Cities, and If on a winter's night a traveler. But he was also an influential literary critic, an important literary editor, and a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal, Leonardo Sciascia, Natalia Ginzburg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Luciano Berio.

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One of The Guardian Best Books of 2013, chosen by Pankaj Mishra Selected for the SFG Gift Guide 2013 "[C]onsistently absorbing and suggestive... [T]he chronicle not only of Calvino's intellectual Read more...

 
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