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Hermit in Paris - by Italo Calvino (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 255

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Italo Calvino

Language: English

Street Date: November 18, 2014
TCIN: 77264116
UPC: 9780544146693
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2543


As for my books, I regret not having published each one under a different nom de plume: that way I would feel freer to start again from scratch each time, just as I always try to do anyway. from Hermit in Paris

This posthumously published collection offers a unique, puzzle-like portrait of one of the postwar era s most inventive and mercurial writers. In letters and journals, occasional pieces and interviews, Italo Calvino recalls growing up in seaside Italy and fighting in the antifascist resistance during World War II, traces the course of his literary career, and reflects on his many travels, including a journey through the United States in 1959 and 1960 that brings out his droll wit at its best. Sparkling with wisdom and unexpected delights, Hermit in Paris is an autobiography like no other.

Surprising, tart, and distinctive, like [Calvino] himself. Philadelphia Inquirer

ITALO CALVINO (1923 1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century s greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winter s night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

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