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by William Weaver, Italo Calvino
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Literatus jottings
Literatus jottings rated it 5 months ago
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...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 2 years ago
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...
xndrme
xndrme rated it 2 years ago
Well, it's what you always wanted: to be part of the book you are reading, to read about yourself.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it 4 years ago
What the fuck did I just read
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 years ago
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:/...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 5 years ago
You, The Reader, are standing in a huge Waterstones in London. You're not planning to buy more books, because you still have to take a plane home, and you have limited space in you're luggage left. You're waiting for some one, and as you wait, your eyes go over a table filled with books. One of them...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
The book is really about the experience of reading and writing and about what a book is and what it is for. The book is pure postmodern literature, which is not really my thing, although I found this book enjoyable.It is told in the second person and the reader or you is the main character. During...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler...Italo Calvino opens up his masterpiece in the second person, addressing and engaging the reader in a very direct way; a powerful, uncompromising way: Here you are - the reader; and here I am - the protagonist; the author is somewhere else, as impertinent to the st...
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