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Marcovaldo (Translation) [Paperback-2001]
Italo Calvino
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Category:Literature- Literary FictionLiterary FictionLiterary Fiction-Lfi
Publisher: Vintage Uk | ISBN: 9780099428541 | Pages: 121

"MARCOVALDO" IS AN ENCHANTING COLLECTION OF TWENTY STORIES THAT ARE BOTH MELANCHOLY AND FUNNY, FARCE AND FANTASY. CALVINO CHARTS THE STRUGGLES OF AN ITALIAN PEASANT TO RECONCILE COUNTRY HABITS WITH URBAN LIFE, COMBINING COMICAL DISASTERS WITH A SURREALISTIC VIEW OF CITY LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF AN OUTSIDER. AS ALWAYS WITH CALVINO, NOTHING IS QUITE AS IT SEEMS. "MARCOVALDO" IS AN ENCHANTING COLLECTION OF TWENTY STORIES THAT ARE BOTH MELANCHOLY AND FUNNY, FARCE AND FANTASY. CALVINO CHARTS THE STRUGGLES OF AN ITALIAN PEASANT TO RECONCILE COUNTRY HABITS WITH URBAN LIFE, COMBINING COMICAL DISASTERS WITH A SURREALISTIC VIEW OF CITY LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF AN OUTSIDER. AS ALWAYS WITH CALVINO, NOTHING IS QUITE AS IT SEEMS. HIDE

About the Author

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 our time, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winters Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985. A collection of Calvinos posthumous personal writings, The Hermit in Paris, was published in 2003.

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