Italo Calvino: Comprehensive Research and Study Guide

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 100 pages
The ideal aids to all students, Bloom's Major Short Story Writers are definitive guides for independent study and a single source for footnoting essays and research papers. Each volume includes: Editor's notes and an introduction; Author's biography; Plot summary; Extracts and major critical essays; Extensive bibliography; Index of themes and ideas
 

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Contents

USERS GUIDE
7
ABOUT THE EDITOR
8
EDITORS NOTE
9
INTRODUCTION
10
BIOGRAPHY OF Italo Calvino
12
PLOT SUMMARY OF Invisible Cities
15
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN Invisible Cities
18
CRITICAL VIEWS ON Invisible Cities
19
PLOT SUMMARY OF The Baron in the Trees
55
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Baron in the Trees
59
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Baron in the Trees
61
PLOT SUMMARY OF The Nonexistent Knight
74
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Nonexistent Knight
77
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Nonexistent Knight
78
WORKS BY Italo Calvino
90
WORKS ABOUT Italo Calvino
92

PLOT SUMMARY OF The Cloven Viscount
35
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Cloven Viscount
38
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Cloven Viscount
40
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
97
INDEX OF Themes and Ideas
99
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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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