ITALO CALVINO (1923-1985) is considered one of the most
popular novelists of the twentieth century, and is remembered for
his wildly imaginative and often darkly comic fantasies. His many
highly acclaimed works include Difficult Loves,
Marcovaldo, The Baron in the Trees, and Mr.
Italo Calvino (15 October 1923-19 September 1985) was an Italian
journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known
works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952-1959), the
Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels
Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter''s night a traveler
(1979). Lionised in Britain and America, he was the most-translated
contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted
contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.