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If On A Winter's Night A Traveller : Everyman's Library Classics S. - Italo Calvino

If On A Winter's Night A Traveller

Everyman's Library Classics S.

Hardcover Published: 20th May 1993
ISBN: 9781857151381
Number Of Pages: 254

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"Calvino's dazzling post-modernist masterpiece combines a love story, a detective story and a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in a scintillating allegory of reading. Based on a witty anaolgy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of same book - IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT by Italo Calvino - are constantly and comically frustrated. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS of our day"

"[Italo Calvino is] one of the world's best fabulists."--John Gardner, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "Calvino is a wizard."--Mary McCarthy, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS "[Calvino] manages to charm and entertain the reader in the teeth of a scheme designed to frustrate all reasonable readerly expectations."--John Updike, THE NEW YORKER "Calvino is that very rare phenomenon, a true original . . . If on a winter's night a traveler is breathtakingly complex and self-conscious (there are moments when it quite literally makes one gasp with astonishment) . . . [yet it] is one of the most accessible and enchanting novels written in the last fifty years."--from the Introduction by Peter Washington

ISBN: 9781857151381
ISBN-10: 1857151380
Series: Everyman's Library Classics S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 20th May 1993
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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