Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks, "The Road to San Giovanni" is a posthumously published collection of five autobiographical essays by one of the masters of Italian literature, ranging from a lyrical portrait of the author's relationship with his father to a perceptive essay on his own youthful obsession with the cinema.
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A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant "memory exercises" about his life and work--now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his experiences during WWII, and more. "Storytelling at its best."--Chicago Tribune.From the Back Cover:
"Calvino possesses the power of seeing into the deepest recesses of human minds and then bringing their dreams to life."--Salman Rushdie.
"Storytelling at its best."--Chicago Tribune
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Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99388510