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If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino
If on a winter's night a traveler
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.   If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of... show more
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.   If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156439619 (0156439611)
ASIN: 156439611
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Category:
Contemporary
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
4.0 You Are About To Embark On A Journey...
You are about to read Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveller that you bought from your favorite book store. As you turn to the first chapter, you realize you are reading you. You begin to read a description of you and what you would do in the book. You realize you are going through the b...
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
5.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
What the fuck did I just read
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
23/8 - The blurb on GR makes me think the book is going to be a cross between Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore and a book from Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series - books within books, characters aware that they are being read, and a detective story all at the same time. Sounds crazy w...
Lovica
Lovica rated it
5.0 Delightfully intricate
It's been too long since I actually read this book to give an in depth review. Instead, I'm left with impressions. Vague memories of beautiful passages, striking imagery, and a book that satisfies on many levels. This was my first experience with Calvino, and I became an instant fan. One of my all-t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translator)
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, italy, paper-read, winter-20112012, published-1979, books-about-books-and-book-shops, amusing, little-green-men, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, incest-agameforallthefamily Read from January 11 to 13, 2012 My Private Notes: hattip: http:/...
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