If on a winter's night a traveler

If on a winter's night a traveler

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by Italo Calvino
     
 

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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

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, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth

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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

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, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

Editorial Reviews

John Updike
Manages to charm and entertain the reader in the heat of a scheme designed to frustrate all leaderly expectations. -- The New Yorker
Mary McCarthy
Calvino is a wizard. -- New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544133402
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/25/2012
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
115,816
File size:
536 KB

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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