The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount

Paperback | March 28, 1977

byItalo CalvinoEditorJ. Ferrone, H. Wolff

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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

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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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Format: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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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