If on A Winter's Night A Traveler

Calvino, Italo (Book - 1981)
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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.

Harcourt Publishing

Calvino shows that the novel, far from being a dead form, is capable of endless mutations. 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. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Authors: Calvino, Italo
Statement of Responsibility: Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
Title: If on a winter's night a traveler
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1981
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 21 cm.
Sold by: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Notes: Translation of Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore
"A Harvest Book"
LCCN: 80008741
ISBN: 0151436894
Branch Call Number: FIC C
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Two different tales about two protagonists, one comedic and one dramatic.

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