Marcovaldo, Or, The Seasons in the City
An unskilled worker in a drab northern Italian industrial city of the 1950s and 1960s, Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing to come a little closer to the unspoiled world of his imagining. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams, gives rein to his fantasies, tries-with more ingenuousness than skill-to lessen his burden and that of those around him. The results are never the anticipated ones.
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Review: MarcovaldoUser Review - Joanna - Goodreads
A nice book to start the Italo Calvino experience! Marcovaldo's set of stories is fun and delightful on every season. My faves are: Mushrooms In The City (spring), Park-bench Vacation (summer), The ... Read full review
Review: MarcovaldoUser Review - Shawn (ThatOneEnglishGradStudent) - Goodreads
3.5 stars I'm not quite sure how to categorize this book, as a novel or a collection of short stories, but I do feel confident in describing it as a good book. The way the book is structured around ... Read full review