Mister Palomar

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 25, 1986 - Fiction - 130 pages
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Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman’s breasts, or a gorilla’s behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
 

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User Review  - MSarki - LibraryThing

I wanted to give this book one star as I "did not like it", but out of respect for many admiring readers of it here, give it two stars instead. I am now finished with my subjection of Italo Calvino. He just does not do it for me. Sorry. Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

A different approach by one of Italy's greatest modern authors, Mr Palomar is Calvino's attempt to define one man's existence in a series of rigidly-contained chapters. Evidence of Calvino's days as a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
29
Section 5
43
Section 6
56
Section 7
61
Section 8
71
Section 10
81
Section 11
95
Section 12
99
Section 13
105
Section 14
121
Section 15
128
Section 16
129
Copyright

Section 9
76

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About the author (1986)

ITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as one of the world's best fabulists" ( New York Times Book Review ). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer.

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