The Path To The Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition

May 30, 2000|
The Path To The Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition by Italo Calvino
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Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler''s apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino''s portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino''s definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders'' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was born in Cuba and grew up in San Remo, Italy. He began as an essayist and a journalist but is best known for his fiction, including Invisible Cities, If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, Marcovaldo, and Mr. Palomar.
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Title:The Path To The Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.44 in
Published:May 30, 2000
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060956585

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