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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141975023
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 800

Italian Folktales



A collection of folktales to transport the reader into a world of adventurers, tricksters, kings, peasants and saints

Meticulously selected and artfully recreated, the selection of stories in Italian is vast and ranges geographically from Corsica and Sicily to Venice and the Alps. Calvino is himself clearly captivated by the folkloric imagination and communicates this in what is a fascinating and rich addition to folk literature.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141975023
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 800

About the authors

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. One of the most respected writers of the twentieth century, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985. A collection of Calvino's posthumous personal writings, The Hermit in Paris, was published in 2003.

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