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If on A Winter's Night A Traveler

Calvino, Italo (Book - 1993 )
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If on A Winter's Night A Traveler
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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. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
Authors: Calvino, Italo
Title: If on a winter's night a traveler
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993
Characteristics: xli, 254 p. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver ; with an introduction by Peter Washington
Additional Contributors: Weaver, William - 1923-
ISBN: 0156439611
0679420258
Branch Call Number: FICTION CALVINO
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvi-xxvii)
LCCN: 92054302
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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.


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