If on a winter's night a traveler -- Italo Calvino

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If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller is a story about the act of reading, or more aptly: a surreal set of difficulties encountered as one attempts to read something. Not a moment is wasted in drawing the reader’s focus (noting that The Reader themselves is a character) as the book alternates between a second-person mystery and mystifying chapter segment short stories.  It is also one of few books capable of carrying a post-modernist tone in harmony with structure and message. Here, Calvino leans on premise and setup, irreverent of payoff, using frustration as part of the larger narrative— and it keeps you going.

 

 

 

 

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780156439619
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Published: Mariner Books - October 20th, 1982

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