Into the War by Italo CalvinoInto the War by Italo Calvino

Into the War

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byMartin McLaughlin

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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The three short stories of Into the War, set in Italy in the summer of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino's own memories of the Second World War. Through the eyes of adolescent narrators, these stories record the buildup of Mussolini's Fascist Youth forces, the looting of an occupied French town, and the experiences of reluctant conscripts in the Italian army. Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War is one of Calvino's only works of autobiographical fiction, and it offers not only a glimpse of this writer's extraordinary life, but also a snapshot of Calvino's developing literary style at an early point in his career.
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:Into the WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.35 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544146387

ISBN - 13:9780544146389

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Calvino is a supreme storyteller, writing with ease and transparency that make the reader a confidante." - Publishers Weekly "