The Castle of Crossed Destinies
Publish date: October 2nd 1997
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Short Stories
, Italian Literature
A piece of literary whimsy, an intriguing curiosity from one of the world's best fabulists. From the back of the book: "In a fairy-tale setting -- a castle and a tavern in the heart of a dense wood -- a company of men and women are brought together by chance. Distraught and speechless after strang...
I bumped into this book via wikipedia. I was (actually still am, as I write this) reading Orlando Furioso, and on the wikipedia page under Later Literature, read this:The Italian novelist Italo Calvino drew on Ariosto for several of his works of fiction including Il cavaliere inesistente ("The None...
Interessante l'idea dei tarocchi e la tecnica narrativa, ma non sono riuscita ad appassionarmi a questo libro come già per altre opere dell'autore. Mi ha lasciata piuttosto indifferente.
I loved the concept of the book and probably would have liked it better if I had read the classics it references more recently, but I found after reading the first half, I wasn't that eager to read the rest. Sad, but there you have it.
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