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

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"

Mister Palomar

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156627801
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Like the telescope that shares his name, Mr. Palomar, a visionary and quester after knowledge, prefers his inner dialogue to society but cannot escape the intrusive, civilized "I"

Difficult Loves

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133412
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Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as Calvino intended them In Difficult Loves, Italy’s master storyteller weaves tales in which cherished deceptions and illusions of love—including self-love—are swept away in magical instants of recognition. A soldier is reduced to quivering fear by the presence of a full-figured woman in his train compartment; a young clerk leaves a lady’s bed at dawn; a young woman is isolated from bathers on a beach by the loss of her bikini bottom. Each of them discovers hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. This is the first edition in English to present the collection as Calvino originally envisioned it, and includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.

Video Games And Storytelling

Autore: Souvik Mukherjee
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137525053
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The potential of video games as storytelling media and the deep involvement that players feel when they are part of the story needs to be analysed vis-à-vis other narrative media. This book underscores the importance of video games as narratives and offers a framework for analysing the many-ended stories that often redefine real and virtual lives.

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

The Watcher And Other Stories

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544279573
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The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Italy’s most imaginative writer. “Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino dreams perfect dreams for us” (John Updike, New Yorker).Translated by William Weaver and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Under The Jaguar Sun

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413334X
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“The thought . . . called up the flavors of an elaborate and bold cuisine, bent on making the flavors’ highest notes vibrate, juxtaposing them in modulations, in chords, and especially in dissonances that would assert themselves as an incomparable experience.” — From Under the Jaguar Sun These intoxicating stories delve down to the core of our senses of taste, hearing, and smell. Amid the flavors of Mexico’s fiery chiles and spices, a couple on holiday discovers dark truths about the maturing of desire in the title story, “Under the Jaguar Sun.” In “A King Listens,” a gripping portrait of a frenzied mind, the menacing echoes in a huge palace spur a tyrant’s thoughts to the heights of paranoid intensity. “The Name, the Nose” drives to a startling conclusion as men across time and space pursue the women whose aromas have enchanted them. Mordant and deliciously offbeat, this trio of tales is a treat from a master of short fiction. “[Calvino is] a learned, daring, ingeniously gifted magus . . . Under the Jaguar Sun . . . fuses fable with neuron . . . The reader is likely to salivate.” — Cynthia Ozick, New York Times Book Review

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.