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
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.
I think that The Castle of Crossed Destinies is probably one of the most cleverly written books I've come across in a good while. Unfortunately, I also found it rather dull in many places as well. For me the book didn't really pick up until the second of the story, which was a pity as the novel is...