Italo Calvino: a Journey toward Postmodernism
"Markey emphasizes the coherence of Calvino's literary production and convincingly and carefully argues that postmodernism—first latent and then increasingly (and exasperatingly) overt—is Calvino's essential muse."—Wiley Feinstein, Loyola University, Chicago
"By thoroughly and persuasively interpreting and explaining Calvino's contributions to the postmodern esthetic, this book provides not only a better appreciation of postmodern literature but a better understanding of our postmodern world, where reality and textuality mingle, a world which Calvino anticipated, interrogated, and ultimately helped to fashion, and one which Markey now helps us to perceive and comprehend."—Sante Matteo, Miami University
This primer for Italo Calvino fans looks at the international author in English translation, appraising his place in world literature and tracing his development as a postmodern writer from the start of his career during World War II to his death in 1985.
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THE AUTHOR AND HIS WORKS
FIRST STEPS IN NEOREALISM
T MODERNIST TRAVELS