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IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELLER

Calvino, Italo

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ISBN 10: 0436082713 / ISBN 13: 9780436082719
Published by SECKER, 1981
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Title: IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELLER

Publisher: SECKER

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: FIRST.

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You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.

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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.

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