If on A Winter's Night A TravelerBook - 1981
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 a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
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A book full of playful intelligence and boundless imagination, many regard this as Calvino's masterpiece.
Calvino taught me the value of beautiful, lyrical descriptions interspersed with narrative.
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