"[Italo Calvino is] one of the world's best fabulists."--John Gardner, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "Calvino is a wizard."--Mary McCarthy, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS "[Calvino] manages to charm and entertain the reader in the teeth of a scheme designed to frustrate all reasonable readerly expectations."--John Updike, THE NEW YORKER "Calvino is that very rare phenomenon, a true original . . . If on a winter's night a traveler is breathtakingly complex and self-conscious (there are moments when it quite literally makes one gasp with astonishment) . . . [yet it] is one of the most accessible and enchanting novels written in the last fifty years."--from the Introduction by Peter Washington -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Hardcover.
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Calvino is good with words. But here he's used lots of lovely words to create something ugly here. I read half of it and gave up because I was seriously not enjoying it (and I hate... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr Peter G Fender
Obscure.....you need to put aside a few hours where you are unlikely to be interrupted. A hard work read and not really my sort of thing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ms T J Michael
No book has ever left me as happy as this did when I read it first. Just had to have a copy to go with all my other wonderful Calvinos.Published 5 months ago by Victor Arnold Bendell
This book is an interesting avant garde-style read for its creativity, structure and plot(s). It's an examination of what it means to read, with the presiding question being: why... Read morePublished 8 months ago by TS
Novels about novels, or novelists, tend to be turgid – a tedious exercise in navel-gazing, they are usually self-indulgent and unappealing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Beeson