The Uses of Literature

The Uses of Literature

by Italo Calvino

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The Uses of Literature by Italo Calvino

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156932509
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/21/1987
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,221,407
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About 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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