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Classics/modern classics Into the war

  • By Italo Calvino
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780141193731
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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Set in Italy in the summer of 1940, this trio of stories explores the relationships between the different generations caught up in the war as well as Calvino's own experiences as a teenager. In the title story, "Into the War", we are given an insight into what life was really like for those too young to be conscripted into Mussolini's army, while in "The Avanguardisti in Menton", Calvino and his friends take a revealingly anti-climactic trip to the garrisoned French town of Menton, the sole Italian conquest of the early months of the conflict. The final story, "UNPA Nights", is a touching, comic tale of friendship in a blackout, where the narrator's imagination wanders as he roams through the seedier parts of the darkened town instead of guarding the school buildings.<

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"Into the War" is Calvino at his autobiographical best, combining brilliantly recollected memory with compelling wit and perfect prose.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title Into the war
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 2013 Authors Italo Calvino
Binding Paperback Pages 91
Size(mm) 129x198 Weight (gms) 101
ESB Code 55337 ISBN 9780141193731
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.99

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