Love and Gymnastics

Love and Gymnastics

by Edmondo de Amicis
     
 

Mr. Celzani finds himself consumingly in love with an Amazonian gymnast with whom he shares an apartment block. The machinations of their fellow inhabitants notwithstanding, he finds his romantic efforts repeatedly thwarted by his beloved’s single-minded focus on her rigorous physical discipline. Through the intertwining of his dual themes, De Amicis proposes

Overview

Mr. Celzani finds himself consumingly in love with an Amazonian gymnast with whom he shares an apartment block. The machinations of their fellow inhabitants notwithstanding, he finds his romantic efforts repeatedly thwarted by his beloved’s single-minded focus on her rigorous physical discipline. Through the intertwining of his dual themes, De Amicis proposes a timeless meditation on the necessity of both balance and principle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911937
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,284,442
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Poet, novelist, short-story, and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846–1908) is best remembered for his children’s story Cuore. Italo Calvino's (1923–1985) acclaimed works include The Baron in the Trees, Cosmicomics, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, and Invisible Cities.

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