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Why Read the Classics?
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Why Read the Classics?

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Patrick Creagh

Beginning with an essay on the attributes that define a classic, this collection provides the author's criticism.

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 Special priceUnder the Jaguar Sun
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Under the Jaguar Sun

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, William Weaver, Patrick Creagh

A couple on a journey across Mexico are excited by the idea of a particular ingredient, suggested by ancient rituals of human sacrifice. Precariously balanced on his throne, a king is able only to listen to the sounds around him -...

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Numbers in the Dark
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Numbers in the Dark

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, Patrick Creagh

A collection of short stories covering the length of the author's writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death. It includes fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of...

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 Special priceThe Complete Cosmicomics
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The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, William Weaver

Includes stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures.

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Six Memos for the Next Millennium
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Patrick Creagh

Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of lightness, quickness, multiplicity, exactitude...

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The Path to the Spiders' Nests
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The Path to the Spiders' Nests

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Archibald Colquhoun, Tim Parks, Patrick Creagh

Pin is a bawdy, adolescent cobbler's assistant, both arrogant and insecure who - while the Second World War rages - sings songs and tells jokes to endear himself to the grown-ups of his town - particularly jokes about his sister,...

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The Road to San Giovanni
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The Road to San Giovanni

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks

Includes five autobiographical meditations that delves into the author's past, remembering awkward childhood walks with his father, a lifelong obsession with the cinema and fighting in the Italian Resistance against the Fascists.

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Hermit in Paris
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Hermit in Paris

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin

Italo Calvino once said that he preferred to give false details about his biography since he felt that even the genuine data of a writer's life shed no light on the creative work. This volume of posthumously collected personal...

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Into the War
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Into the War

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin

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: ...

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The Complete Cosmicomics
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The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino, William Weaver, Tim Parks, Martin McLaughlin

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories--including some never...

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Into the War
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Into the War

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin (Christ Church Oxford)

Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War contains three stories drawing on Italo Calvino's memories of the Second World War in Italy.

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