Publish date: 2002
Pages no: 161
Edition language: Spanish
, 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...
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