Why Read The Classics?

Why Read The Classics?

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Why Read The Classics? by Italo Calvino, M. L. McLaughlin

In this powerful and playful collection, the brilliant Italo Calvino offers fans and newcomers alike thirty-six trenchant essays on the enduring importance of the crucial authors of Western civilization, from Homer to Borges. Calvino brings his sparkling imagination and erudition to bear on our most treasured works of the past two and a half millennia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780676973198
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Publication date: 01/23/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Italo Calvino's works include Numbers in the Dark, Six Memos for the Next Millennium, The Baron in the Trees, Cosmicomics, If on a winter's night a traveler, Invisible Cities, Marcovaldo, Mr. Palomar, and Under the Jaguar Sun. Born in Cuba and raised in Italy, Calvino died in 1985.

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