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This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the eleven tales from his "Difficult Loves" collection this volume also includes "Smog" and "A Plunge into Real Estate".
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Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. During the war he was a member of the Italian Resistance and joined the Communist Party, although he later left in 1957. One of the most respected writers of our time, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1981 he was awarded the prestigious French Legion d'Honneur. He died in Siena in 1985.Language Notes:
Text: English, Italian (translation)
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Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1984. Condition: Very Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP77150782
Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Black boards with pink coloured unclipped jacket; Book is clean & unmarked, save for small black dot on top of page edge; Jacket is quite sunfaded on front & spine but no chips or tears; This book includes Difficult Loves, Smog & A Plunge into Real Estate; Seller Inventory # PARA1926
Book Description Secker & Warburg, London, 1983. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 250pp. Black boards gilt-lettered on spine. Minor chafing at bottom of spine, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dust jacket (dust jacket faded on spine as usual, a few creases in laminate). Seller Inventory # 30532
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SONG0436082748
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1984-04-02, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Some minimal marks to the jacket. The book is clean and readable throughout, a decent copy. Book. Seller Inventory # 112437-2