Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by... show more
Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Publish date: November 16th 1983
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
, Italian Literature
Jeśli ktoś nie zaczął jeszcze przygody z czytaniem Calvino to chyba nie polecałabym tej pozycji na początek. Nie jest to dla mnie taki bardzo typowy czy mój ulubiony Calvino, choć przynajmniej dwie opowieści - Marcovaldo w supermarkecie i Ogród upartych kotów - cudowne. A kto zna i lubi - wiadomo, l...
Italo Calvino is always fun to read. While Marcovaldo does not have the Borgesian or post-modern tropes of Invisible Cities or If on a winter's night a traveller, it is a heart-warming collection of brilliantly crafted stories, the pinnacle achievement being the lovable naivete and inventive imagina...
Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo is a collection of 20 short stories, loosely connected with each other in chronological order but not really in causality. There's one story for each season of a year for a span of 5 years. Marcovaldo is a poor worker and a father, living and working in a random city proba...
"This Marcovaldo possessed an eye ill-suited to city life."--"Mushrooms in The City", CalvinoIndeed his eye is not suited to city life, but then niether is any other part of his body. MARCOVALDO is a small book of some 20 short stories, some very short, detailing the travails of the hapless peasant...
Like Borges, Calvino's metier was the short form - short stories and novellas. Even his "novels" - 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveller', 'The Castle of Crossed Destinies' 'Invisible Cities' - are short story collections underneath the skin. This is no exception. It falls into that category of collec...