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The Castle of Crossed Destinies

CALVINO, Italo

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ISBN 10: 015115998X / ISBN 13: 9780151159987
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1977
Condition: fine Hardcover
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Translated by William Weaver. 8vo, cloth backed mottled boards, d.w. News York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1977). First American Edition. The author uses tarot cards to unfold stories of high adventure. Bookseller Inventory # 229775

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Title: The Castle of Crossed Destinies

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First.

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A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness.

About the Author:

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.

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