Difficult Loves by Italo CalvinoDifficult Loves by Italo Calvino

Difficult Loves

byItalo CalvinoEditorWilliam Weaver

Paperback | August 26, 1985

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Tales of love and loneliness in which the author blends reality and illusion. The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work,...and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading (Margaret Atwood). Translated by William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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 B...
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Title:Difficult LovesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.6 inPublished:August 26, 1985Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great collection Satisfying collection short stories; not his best, but not his worst work either.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good that I lack the right adjectives. Within this collection of short stories by Italo Calvino is contained what is the most perfect depiction of the love of reading that has ever been written. While some of Calvino's stories are more engaging than others, his care and dedication to the written word shines through. Unlike many more recent writers who play with form, and conventional structure, Calvino shows an understanding of what drives a reader - the need to keep turning the pages, to lose yourself in a delicious narrative that is infinitely more engaging than everything going on around you.
Date published: 2008-06-24

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The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work, the occasional incandescence of vision, and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading. -- Margaret Atwood