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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Author: Italo Calvino; William Weaver (Translator)
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver Italo Calvino's masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book's central character. Based on a witty analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book--IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER, 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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General Fields

  • : 9780156439619
  • : Harcourt Trade Publishers
  • : Harvest Books
  • : October 1982
  • : .69 Inches X 5.31 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 853.914
  • : 272
  • : Italo Calvino; William Weaver (Translator)
  • : Paperback