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"

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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A Critical Analysis Of Two Works By Italo Calvino

Autore: Dyan Gershman
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Mr Palomar

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547542380
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Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman’s breasts, or a gorilla’s behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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The Complete Cosmicomics

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544146441
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Together for the first time, a new translation of the revered, contemporary Italian author's short stories describing the beginning of the universe and other natural phenomena builds creative tales around well-known scientific facts.

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

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.

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