The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446414213
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A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness.

The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099268051
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"Calvino tells the mingled tales of The Castle of Crossed Destinies by means of tarot cards. Travellers meet in a castle - or, in a second section, a tavern - where their powers of speech are magically taken from them and a tarot card is placed at their disposal-Ingenious' New Yorker"

The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156154550
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A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Barthelme S Snow White Calvino S The Castle Of Crossed Destinies And Contemporary Discourse On The Fairy Tale

Autore: Michele D'Uva
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Hermit In Paris

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544146697
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"The posthumously published collection Hermit in Paris draws together an array of Italo Calvino's autobiographical writings that provide an illuminating and unexpectedly intimate portrait of one of the postwar era's most inventive and fascinating writers. In these pages, Calvino recounts his experiences in Italy's antifascist resistance, pays homage to his influences, traces the evolution of his literary style, and, in one of the book's most humorous and entertaining sections, provides a wry commentary on his travels in the United States in 1959 and 1960"--

Mr Palomar

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446414302
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Mr Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. He is seeking knowledge; 'it is only after you have come to know the surface of things that you can venture to seek what is underneath'. Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, a woman sunbathing topless or a flight of migrant starlings, Mr Palomar's observations render the world afresh.

Understanding Italo Calvino

Autore: Beno Weiss
Editore: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872498587
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Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.

Tarots

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847800100
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The text is a short novel by Calvino in effect commissioned by Ricci for this edition: it concerns a group of travelers who are struck dumb and can communicate their stories only through Tarot cards, recounted and described by a narrator. [Calvino went on later to 'complete' the story in a second part, built around another deck of Tarot, published in 1973 as "Il castello dei destini incrociati" [Torino : Einaudi, 1973.], later published in English as: The castle of crossed destinies . Illustrating Calvino's novel are high quality photographs of the 15th c Visconto Tarot deck, the oldest known surviving deck in existence. The Visconti deck is dispersed between the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, and others are in a private collection. An essay by Sergio Samek Ludovici discusses the game of Tarots and the history of the Visconti-Sforza Packs.

Invisible Cities

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413320X
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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson