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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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A postmodern novel which combines a love and a detective story with a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in an allegory of reading. Two readers attempt to finish the same book, but are comically and repeatedly frustrated.
A postmodern novel which combines a love and a detective story with a sardonic dissection of the publishing industry in an allegory of reading. Two readers attempt to finish the same book, but are comically and repeatedly frustrated.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781857151381 (1857151380)
ASIN: 1857151380
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 254
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...
xndrme
xndrme rated it
5.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
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
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...
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