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  • Published: 7 June 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099430858
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

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Essays




'Brilliant...a feast' Guardian

'This brilliant collection of essays should be a feast for his admirers, as well as for those who approach his dazzling oeuvre for the first time.. .Calvino is not only constantly and supremely intelligent; he is constantly and supremely faithful to his narrative imagination' Guardian

  • Pub date: 7 June 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099430858
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

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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