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by Italo Calvino

A collection of stories about time, space, and the evolution of the universe in which the author blends mathematics with poetic imagination. “Calvino does what very few writers can do: he describes imaginary...


The Road to San Giovanni

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino’s reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises."


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


Numbers in the Dark

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.


Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of Italo Calvino's autobiographical writings recounting his experiences in Italy’s antifascist resistance, paying homage to his influences, tracing the evolution of his...


The Complete Cosmicomics

by Italo Calvino, William Weaver & Tim Parks

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories...


Into the War

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War contains three stories drawing on Italo Calvino's memories of the Second World War in Italy.


Collection of Sand

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps...


Italian Folktales

by Italo Calvino

Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of...


The Watcher and Other Stories

by Italo Calvino

The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Italy’s most imaginative writer. “Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino dreams perfect dreams for us”...


Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985

by Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin & Michael Wood

This is the first collection in English of the extraordinary letters of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Italy’s most important postwar novelist, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) achieved worldwide...


If on a winter's night a traveler

by Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with...


Under the Jaguar Sun

by Italo Calvino

Three senses-taste, hearing, and smell-dominate the lives of the characters in these witty, fantastical stories. But the senses, promising the fulfillment of desire and an exit from the self, only lead back...


Mr. Palomar

by Italo Calvino

Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman’s breasts, or a gorilla’s...


Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City

by Italo Calvino

Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors,...


Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times. “Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the...


Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth...


Six Memos for the Next Millennium

by Italo Calvino

Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for...


Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings

by Italo Calvino

From one of modern literature’s most captivating and elusive masters comes a posthumous volume of thoughtful, elegant, and quick-witted autobiographical writings, all previously unpublished in English. Here...