If On A Winter's Night A Traveller

by Italo Calvino

Key Porter Books | June 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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Wittily outrageous and universally acclaimed, If On a Winter''s Night a Traveller is a captivating game of suspense into which the reader is irresistibly pulled. On a station platform a man waits.on a Nordic beach an escaped convict and a perfumed woman come together.there is a murder in Paris, the hijacking in a dusty African airport of a manuscript that is lusted after by the publishing world, a knife-fight to the death in the mountains of Ataguitania. Underlying all of these seemingly unconnected actions is one of the most unusual love affairs in literature.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: June 3, 2011

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0886194512

ISBN - 13: 9780886194512

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If On A Winter's Night A Traveller

If On A Winter's Night A Traveller

by Italo Calvino

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: June 3, 2011

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0886194512

ISBN - 13: 9780886194512

From the Publisher

Wittily outrageous and universally acclaimed, If On a Winter''s Night a Traveller is a captivating game of suspense into which the reader is irresistibly pulled. On a station platform a man waits.on a Nordic beach an escaped convict and a perfumed woman come together.there is a murder in Paris, the hijacking in a dusty African airport of a manuscript that is lusted after by the publishing world, a knife-fight to the death in the mountains of Ataguitania. Underlying all of these seemingly unconnected actions is one of the most unusual love affairs in literature.

About the Author

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. Palomar.

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.

Editorial Reviews

"[Italo Calvino is] one of the world's best fabulists." -John Gardner, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Calvino is a wizard." -Mary McCarthy, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

"[Calvino] manages to charm and entertain the reader in the teeth of a scheme designed to frustrate all reasonable readerly expectations." -John Updike, THE NEW YORKER

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