Who is Italo Calvino?

  • (noun): Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987).
    Synonyms: Calvino

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino (; 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

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Anthony Julian Tamburri - Biography
... of the Italian/American Writer (SUNY P, 1998) A Semiotic of Re-reading Italo Calvino’s “Snow Job” (Chancery P, 1999) Italian/American Short Films ...
Tim Parks - Bibliography - Translations of Italian Works
... The translation won the Italo Calvino Prize ... Italo Calvino, The Road to San Giovanni, Pantheon Books, 1993 ... Italo Calvino, Numbers in the Dark, Pantheon Books, 1995 ...
Martin Mc Laughlin - Published Works
... Monographs (London Clarendon Press, 1995) Italo Calvino, Writers of Italy (Edinburgh University Press, 1998) Translator, Italo Calvino, The Path to the Spider's Nest (London ... Grundtvig and Lene Waage Petersen, 'Image, Eye and Art' in Calvino Writing Visibility (Oxford Legenda, 2007) Editor, with Letizia Panizza and Peter Hainsworth, Petrarch in Britain Interpreters ...

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    The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
    Italo Calvino (1923–1985)

    When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign—a bad sign mostly for literature.... But it is also a bad sign when they don’t want to hear the word mentioned.
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