Collection of Sand by Italo CalvinoCollection of Sand by Italo Calvino

Collection of Sand

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byMartin McLaughlin

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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Italo Calvino's unbounded curiosity and masterful imagination are displayed in peak form in Collection of Sand, the last of his works published during his lifetime. Here, Calvino applies his encyclopedic mind to the delights of the visual world, in essays on subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens. Never before translated into English, Collection of Sand is an incisive and often surprising meditation on observation and knowledge, the difference between the world as we see it and the world as it is.
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 ). At the time of his death in 1985, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer.  
Title:Collection of SandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.67 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544146468

ISBN - 13:9780544146464

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Editorial Reviews

Delightful and erudite essays? The book offers a delectable array of cognitive insights, ancient history, and Calvino's indispensable voice." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"