The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount

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Two novellas: the first, a parody of medieval knighthood told by a nun; the second, a fantasy about a nobleman bisected into his good and evil halves. “Bravura pieces. . . executed with brilliance and brio”(Chicago Tribune). Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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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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Book Description Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 5.25x8. An empty suit of armor is the hero of "The Nonexistant Knight" - a parody of medieval knighthood in the form of a tale told by a nun. In "The Cloven Viscount" a nobleman is neatly bisected by a cannon ball in a battle against the Turks. Half of him returns to his feucal estate and takes up a lavishly evil life. Soon the other, virtuous half appears, and the tow become rivals for the love of the same woman, fight a bloody duel, and achieve a miraculous resolution. Translated from Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. 246 pages. Published @ $13.00. Bookseller Inventory # 12230

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