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  • Published: 2 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099428541
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.99

Marcovaldo




'The most magically ingenious of the contemporary Italian novelists' The Times

'Marcovaldo is an enchanting collection of stories, both melancholy and funny, about an Italian peasant's struggle to reconcile country habits with urban life. Oblivious to the garish attractions of the town, Marcovaldo is the attentive recorder of natural phenomenon. The reader's heart bleeds for Marcovaldo in his tenacious pursuit of lost domains, but the stories are full of mirth and fun. They lie between farce and fantasy, combining comical disasters with a surrealistic view of city life through the eyes of an outsider.. .Nothing, as always with Calvino, is quite as it seems. Books and Bookmen

  • Pub date: 2 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099428541
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

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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