If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William WeaverItalo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character.Based on a witty... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William WeaverItalo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character.Based on a witty analogy 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 A TRAVELER is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book—IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER, by Italo Calvino, of course—are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another—an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.
Publish date: June 1st 1993
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
An exercise in parody You are about to read அரவிந்தாக்க்ஷன் review of calvino’s work. Ask your people not to call you for any reason whatsoever for next few minutes.You are reading this since Calvino’s work interest you. You have read all his other works except this. You have read about it Somew...
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...
Well, it's what you always wanted: to be part of the book you are reading, to read about yourself.
It's that time of year again, when I buy a list of books I liked the look of as presents, but feel unable to let go of them without opening the covers, then carefully turning the pages, then continuing... I am a careful reader, the pages are not spoiled, the cover is not damaged. But my reading ha...
What the fuck did I just read