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The Uses of Literature: Essays
     

The Uses of Literature: Essays

by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translator), Patrick Creagh (Translator)
 

In these widely praised essays, Calvino reflects on literature as process, the great narrative game in the course of which writer and reader are challenged to understand the world. Calvino himself made the selection of pieces to be included in this volume. Translated by Patrick Creagh. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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In these widely praised essays, Calvino reflects on literature as process, the great narrative game in the course of which writer and reader are challenged to understand the world. Calvino himself made the selection of pieces to be included in this volume. Translated by Patrick Creagh. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
One comes away from this collection of intellectually playful essays...by Italy's foremost modern novelist...inspired to go back and reread the body of his fiction in light of his reflections on literature. -- The New York Times

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ISBN-13:
9780151932054
Publisher:
Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Pages:
352

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