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Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night... show more
Italo Calvino (Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

Lionised in Britain and the United States, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Birth date: 1923-10-15
Died: 1985-09-19
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 2 months ago
“For those who pass it without entering, the city is one thing; it is another for those who are trapped by it and never leave. There is the city where you arrive for the first time; and there is another city which you leave never to return. Each deserves a different name; perhaps I have already spok...
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...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 11 months ago
Italo Calvino is always worth reading in my opinion and so is Invisible Cities. The minimalistic story which forms the framework consists of dialogues between Marco Polo and the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan during which Marco Polo describes the various cities within the Khan’s kingdom. But by doing...
Nightgate Inn
Nightgate Inn rated it 2 years ago
3.5 / 5 A typical Calvino book, characterized by his excellent descriptive style and unique eye for all those cultural and behavioral details that make his writing so unique. Most of the stories are very interesting and varied. There are some that were not such big hits with me but I feel that they ...
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...
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