If on a Winters Night a Traveller

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If on a Winters Night a Traveller

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Italo Calvinos masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the books central character. Based on a witty analogy between the readers desire to finish the story and the lovers desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winters Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused Italo Calvinos masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the books central character. Based on a witty analogy between the readers desire to finish the story and the lovers desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winters Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book, If On A Winters Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino, of course, are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another - an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.


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Italo Calvinos masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the books central character. Based on a witty analogy between the readers desire to finish the story and the lovers desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winters Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused Italo Calvinos masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the books central character. Based on a witty analogy between the readers desire to finish the story and the lovers desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winters Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book, If On A Winters Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino, of course, are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another - an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.
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Title If on a Winters Night a Traveller Height 12.9
Italo Calvino Width 1.7
ISBN-13 9780099430896 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0099430894 Spine Width
Publisher RHUK Pages 272
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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