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Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday
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Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday

Italo Calvino

A collection of nineteenth-century fantastic literature - from enchantments and horrors to subtler, psychological terrors. It includes Hoffmann's The Sandman , Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Dickens' The Signal-Man , and works...

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The Baron in the Trees
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The Baron in the Trees

Italo Calvino

A gorgeous new edition of a playful, romantic fable by one of the twentieth century's master storytellers. From the age of twelve, the Baron Cosimo Piovasco di Rondo makes his home among ash, elm, magnolia, plum and almond,...

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Difficult Loves and Other Stories
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Difficult Loves and Other Stories

Italo Calvino

A spectacular display of this key European writer's early work This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and...

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Le Vicomte Pourfendu
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Le Vicomte Pourfendu

Italo Calvino, Calvino

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Under 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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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 Castle Of Crossed Destinies
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The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Italo Calvino

A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite...

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Marcovaldo
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Marcovaldo

Italo Calvino

Marcovaldo is an enchanting collection of twenty stories that are both melancholy and funny, farce and fantasy. Calvino charts the struggles of an Italian peasant to reconcile country habits with urban life, combining comical...

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Our Ancestors
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Our Ancestors

Italo Calvino

Viscount Medardo is bisected by a Turkish cannonball on the plains of Bohemia; These three vivid images are the points of departure for Calvino's classic triptych of moral tales, now published in one volume and all displaying the...

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Mr Palomar
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Mr Palomar

Italo Calvino

Mr Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, a woman sunbathing topless or a flight of migrant starlings, Mr Palomar's observations render the...

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Collection of Sand: Essays
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Collection of Sand: Essays

Italo Calvino

With encyclopedic knowledge, this title writes about such diverse subjects as the imaginative pleasures of maps, bizarre exhibitions and the earliest forms of written language. It provides a glimpse into the mind of a master of...

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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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The Baron in the Trees
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The Baron in the Trees

Italo Calvino, MS Ann Goldstein

A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms

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The 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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If On A Winter's Night A Traveller
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If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller

Italo Calvino

You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many...

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Invisible Cities
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Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino, William Weaver

Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.

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

Italo Calvino, Geoffrey Brock

A collection of meditations.

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The Distance of the Moon
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The Distance of the Moon

Italo Calvino

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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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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 Literature Machine: Essays
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The Literature Machine: Essays

Italo Calvino

'This brilliant collection of essays should be a feast for his admirers, as well as for those who approach his dazzling oeuvre for the first time.. .Calvino is not only constantly and supremely intelligent; he is constantly and...

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Difficult Loves
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Difficult Loves

Italo Calvino, William Weaver

This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the eleven tales from his Difficult...

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

Italo Calvino

Leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest.

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The Written World and the Unwritten World
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The Written World and the Unwritten World

Italo Calvino

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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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The Queen's Necklace
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The Queen’s Necklace

Italo Calvino

Contains such stories as The Queen's Necklace and The Workshop Hen .

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Letters 1941-1985
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Letters 1941-1985

Italo Calvino

The author was a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This book offers a collection of his letters.

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Adam, One Afternoon
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Adam, One Afternoon

Italo Calvino

The world of Calvino is a world of fable, but he uses its mechanisms to focus with unerring precision on human reality. Nature in these stories has a magical quality in the flight of a crow, the iridescent track of a snail, the...

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

Italo Calvino, Geoffrey Brock

A collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was preparing to deliver at the time of his death, setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Together,...

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Italian Folktales
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Italian Folktales

Italo Calvino, George Martin

Chosen by The New York Times as one of its best books in the year of its original publication, this treasure trove of 200 lively Italian folktales has won a cherished place among fans of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian...

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The Cloven Viscount
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The Cloven Viscount

Italo Calvino

In this fantastically macabre tale, the separate halves of a nobleman split in two by a cannonball go on to pursue their own independent adventures.

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The Nonexistent Knight
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The Nonexistent Knight

Italo Calvino

An empty suit of armor is the hero in this witty novella, a picaresque gem that brilliantly parodies medieval knighthood.

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Difficult Loves
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Difficult Loves

Italo Calvino, William Weaver, Ann Goldstein

Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in this collection as Calvino intended them.

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The Uses of Literature
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The Uses of Literature

Italo Calvino, Professor Patrick Creagh

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T Zero
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T Zero

Italo Calvino, William Weaver

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The Watcher and Other Stories
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The Watcher and Other Stories

Italo Calvino, William Weaver, Archibald Colquhoun

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

Italo Calvino, Peter Washington, William Weaver

A postmodern novel which combines a love and a detective story with a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in an allegory of reading. Two readers attempt to finish the same book, but are comically and repeatedly...

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Last Comes the Raven: And Other Stories
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Last Comes the Raven: And Other Stories

Italo Calvino

The first complete English-language edition of one of Calvino's important early short story collections

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The Road to San Giovanni
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The Road to San Giovanni

Italo Calvino, Tim Parks (IULM University, Milan)

Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino's reflections on his own life and work in five elegant memory exercises.

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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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The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition
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The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition

Italo Calvino

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To Those Gods Beyond
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To Those Gods Beyond

Giorgio Manganelli, Italo Calvino, John Walker

A classic of italian literature, now in english for the first time.

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Love and Gymnastics
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Love and Gymnastics

Edmondo De Amicis, Italo Calvino, David Chapman

Feted by Italo Calvino yet not currently available in English, this rare novella by one of Italy's best-loved literary talents intriguingly links the themes of romantic love and competitive sportsmanship.

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Making a Film
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Making a Film

Federico Fellini, Italo Calvino, Laura Betti

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Vicomte Pourfendu (Le)
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Vicomte Pourfendu (Le)

Italo Calvino

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Contes Italiens
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Contes Italiens

Italo Calvino

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