Italo Calvino

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Edinburgh University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 190 pages
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This first study in English of the complete writings of Italo Calvino (1923-85) offers new interpretations of Calvino's main works, taking into account some important unpublished material, and analyses Calvino's intertextual links with major writers of world literature (Conrad, Stevenson, Hemingway and Borges). Postmodern elements in his texts are assessed, and a chapter on Calvino's critical essays shed important light on his creative process.

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Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941–1985

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Calvino (1923–1985) is recognized as one of the most inventive storytellers of the 20th century. His celebrated fiction includes Invisible Cities; If On a Winter's Night a Traveler; Marcovaldo; and Mr ... Read full review

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As the volume's introduction suggests, Calvino's letters are markedly different from his fiction and essay writing. They are very straightforward, telling rather than showing. A solid background in ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)


Martin McLaughlin is University Lecturer in Italian and Student (Fellow) at the Christ Church, Oxford

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