The Road to San Giovanni by Italo CalvinoThe Road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino

The Road to San Giovanni

byItalo CalvinoTranslated byTim Parks

Paperback | December 16, 2014

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Assembled and published posthumously, The Road to San Giovanni offers Calvino's reflections on his own life and work. These five elegant "memory exercises" provide a varied and revealing portrait of a writer who was deeply wary of autobiography: from the title essay's moving evocation of the author's relationship with his father - couched in a lyrical sketch of Calvino's childhood home - to a charming account of teenage years spent in the glow of the cinema screen, to Calvino's declaration of purpose as a writer in the final essay's visionary fragments. Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, The Road to San Giovanni will appeal to Calvino's existing fans and win new ones.
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.
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Title:The Road to San GiovanniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544146522

ISBN - 13:9780544146525

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