The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount by Italo CalvinoThe Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino

The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount

byItalo CalvinoEditorJ. Ferrone, H. Wolff

Paperback | March 28, 1977

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Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. “Bravura pieces... executed with brilliance and brio”(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of ...
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Title:The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven ViscountFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.66 inPublished:March 28, 1977Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0156659751

ISBN - 13:9780156659758

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable This is a fun, quick read for fans of post-modernist fables.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall I enjoyed this collection of early novellas, but this isn't his best work.
Date published: 2016-12-14

Editorial Reviews

Delightful...[The Nonexistent Knight] is a mordantly witty satire on the affairs of modern man...The Cloven Viscount is a dark-hued Gothic gem -- Helena Cantarella