Difficult Loves

Difficult Loves

by Italo Calvino
     
 

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Tales of love and loneliness in which the author blends reality and illusion. “The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work,...and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading” (Margaret Atwood). Translated by William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Tales of love and loneliness in which the author blends reality and illusion. “The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work,...and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading” (Margaret Atwood). Translated by William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Margaret Atwood
The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work, the occasional incandescance of a vision, a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading.
New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156260558
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1985
Series:
A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bk.
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
413,049
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author


ITALO CALVINO’s superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as “one of the world's best fabulists” (New York Times Book Review). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer.

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