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Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City [NOOK Book]

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Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City

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Overview

Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Anatole Broyard
''Marcovaldo'' reads like an attempt to satisfy both schools of thought....It leans almost entirely on irony, but of a rather bland or schematic kind. One feels, in reading the book, a sort of fatigue in regard to irony, like the fatigue some of us felt with novels about sex in the 60's....Mr. Calvino invents, but he does not persevere. -- New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544133228
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 442,488
  • File size: 262 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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