The Nonexistent Knight

The Nonexistent Knight

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by Italo Calvino
     
 

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Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. “Bravura pieces... executed with brilliance and brio”(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. “Bravura pieces... executed with brilliance and brio”(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544133501
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
1,109,624
File size:
260 KB

Meet the Author

ITALO CALVINO (1923–1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

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The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These two tales, along with Baron in the Trees, cleverly challange class and knighthood in Medeival times. As a reader you are not only familiar and entertained by the tales but challanged by their underlying satires. He is a great writer and you should add these to your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IT was very easy for me to read and still not get bored with the plot.