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Classics/modern classics > Letters 1941-1985

Classics/modern classics Letters 1941-1985

  • By Italo Calvino
  • Price: £14.99
  • ISBN: 9780141198323
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 28/06/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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The extraordinary letters of Italo Calvino, one of the great writers of the twentieth century, translated into English for the first time by Martin McLaughlin, with an introduction by Michael Wood. Italo Calvino, novelist, literary critic and editor, was also a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This collection of his extraordinary letters, the first in English, gives an illuminating insight into his work and life.<

They include correspondence with fellow authors, generous encouragement to young writers, responses to critics, thoughts on literary criticism and literature in general, as well as giving glimpses of Calvino's role in the antifascist Resistance, his disenchantment with Communism and his travels to America and Cuba. Together they reveal the searching intellect, clarity and passionate commitment of a great writer at work. "This literally marvelous collection of letters shows him to have been gregarious, puckish, funny, combative, and, above all, wonderful company, and opens a new and fascinating perspective on one of the master writers of the twentieth century.<

Michael Wood and Martin McLaughlin have done Calvino, and us, a great and loving service". (John Banville). "A charming addition to the Planet Calvino - a place cluttered with sphinxes, chimeras, knights, spaceships and viscounts both cloven and whole".<

(Guardian). Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, was born in Cuba in 1923 and grew up in San Remo, Italy. Best known for his experimental masterpieces, Invisible Cities and If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, he was also a brilliant exponent of allegorical fantasy in works such as The Complete Cosmicomics.

Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title Letters 1941-1985
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date June 2014 Authors Italo Calvino
Binding Paperback Pages 640
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 436
ESB Code 55017 ISBN 9780141198323
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 28/06/2021 if you order today
  Price £14.99

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