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The Written World and the Unwritten World: Essays (Paperback)

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By Italo Calvino, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
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A collection of essays offering an extraordinary global view of Calvino's approach to writing, reading, and interpreting literature

Reading, writing, translating; the avant-garde and tradition; the fate of the novel: these are some of the themes of The Written World and the Unwritten World. A collection of essays, forewords, articles, interviews, notes, and other occasional pieces, this work displays Calvino’s remarkable intelligence and razor-sharp wit as he explores the meaning of literature in a rapidly changing world. Drawn from Mondo scritto e mondo non scritto (2002), Sulla fiaba (1988), and uncollected essays, this volume of previously untranslated work—now rendered in English by Ann Goldstein—is a major statement in literary criticism.

About the Author

ITALO CALVINO (1923–1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

ANN GOLDSTEIN is an editor at The New Yorker. She has translated the works of many of Italy’s most prominent writers, including Elena Ferrante, Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Aldo Buzzi, and Alessandro Piperno.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544146990
ISBN-10: 0544146999
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 2050
Pages: 288
Language: English