If on A Winter's Night A Traveler
From Library Staff
Calvino intersperses 10 different stories of menace, spies, mystery, premonition--with explorations of how and why we read, make meanings, and get our bearings or fail to. Meanwhile the Reader and the other reader try to reach, and read, each other
Join us for the discussion on Jan. 8, 2015. For those with an amorous affair with books, this may, perhaps, be the ultimate love letter to the reader. Calvino's novel, or more precisely, his book of 10 interrelated stories, is both masterfully created and startlingly unique.
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense.
Each chapter is a completely different book, abandoned at its climax.