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  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141889603
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

The Road to San Giovanni



Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks, THE ROAD TO SAN GIOVANNI is a posthumously published collection of five autobiographical essays by one of the masters of Italian literature, ranging from a lyrical portrait of the author's relationship with his father to a perceptive essay on his own youthful obsession with the cinema.

  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141889603
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

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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