Title: The Path To The Spiders' Nests (First ...
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Revised Edition First Printing
Remainder mark on bottom pages. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. (V75). Bookseller Inventory # 100409226
Synopsis: Italo Calvino's debut novel, updated to include changes that the author made for the definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface. "The Path to the Spiders' Nests," written when Calvino was twenty-three and first published in 1947--tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian Coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at the lowlife bar where he amuses the grownups. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of this band, seen through the eyes of the child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance, but also an insightful coming-of-age story. A bold, adventurous novel, The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.
About the Author:
Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was born in Cuba and grew up in San Remo, Italy. He began as an essayist and a journalist but is best known for his fiction, including Invisible Cities, If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, Marcovaldo, and Mr. Palomar.
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