If on a winter"s night a traveler

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .

Written in English

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StatementItalo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p. ;
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13637479M
ISBN 100156439611
ISBN 109780156439619
OCLC/WorldCa21578499

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is a marvel of ingenuity, an experimental text that looks longingly back to the great age of narration--"when time no longer seemed stopped and did not yet seem to have exploded." Italo Calvino's novel is in one sense a comedy in which the two protagonists, the Reader and the Other Reader, ultimately end up married, having almost finished If on a Winter's 4/5().

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Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. During the war he was a member of the Italian Resistance and joined the Communist Party, although he later left in One of the most respected writers of our time, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar.4/5(K).

Mary McCarthy on Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler a Reader inside the cover has gone to a bookstore to procure, having seen an item in a news-paper announcing that a book by this author, the first in several years, has appeared. Everything fairly normal so far.

Calvino’s Reader—the one inside the story—is a reasonable Author: Book Marks. If on a winter's night a traveler Summary. The book opens with a curious line: "You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler" ().From the get-go, the book places you, the Reader, as its main character.

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

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In If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, you are not in control of any events, and are at the mercy of the author's designs. However, rather than dissuade you from reading any further, Calvino warns you to pay close attention to the twists and turns in the If on a winters night a traveler book, so that you will be.

― Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler tags: book, book-reading, object-of-reading, reading, rereading 59 likesCited by: Italian writer Italo Calvino’s novel If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler is partially written in the second-person narrative and tells the story of the Reader (or, “you”) who attempts to read a book sharing the same title, the hindrance of which leads to an adventurous foray through unfinished novels.

The first part of each chapter. If on a winter's night a traveler Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Language English. Translation of Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book." Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2Pages: 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. Italo Calvino's novel is in one sense a comedy in which the two protagonists, the Reader and the Other Reader, ultimately end up married, having almost finished If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.

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Calvino writes, "It is time for this book in the second person to address itself no longer to a general male you" (). The book begins with a direct address to the reader, who is you. For purposes of discussion throughout this review, we will call this reader “Actual Reader.” “You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler.

Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade.4/5(). If on a Winters Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews.

Calvino's anti-novel is about the efforts of his two characters a man called only The Reader, and /5(10). If on a winter’s night a traveler (Italian: Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore) is a novel by the Italian postmodernist writer Italo Calvino.

The narrative, in the form of a frame story, is about the reader trying to read a book called If on a winter’s night a traveler.

In a interview with Gregory Lucente, Calvino stated If on a winter's night a traveler was "clearly" influenced by the writings of Vladimir Nabokov. The book was also influenced by the author's membership in the literary group Oulipo. The structure of the text is said to be an adaptation of the structural semiology of A.J.

Greimas. A romp—a grand Calvino-style romp, complete with a fun-house tilt, a high-gloss (but consistently good-humored) elegance, and a big, telescoping, central conceit. This is a book about reading books, about the shivery comedy of that act.

Urged to shut off the TV, remove shoes, and lie back, the reader is then introduced to a Chirico-esque railroad-station scene in which the lights of the.

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 4/4(65). If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, avant-garde novel by Italo Calvino, published in as Se una notte d’inverno un shifting structures, a succession of tales, and different points of view, the book probes the nature of change, coincidence, and chance.

At the end of chapter 1, which reflects on the types and practice of reading, the Reader settles into reading Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, only to find that the book does not.

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About If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver Italo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character.

Classic review: If On a Winter's Night a Traveler A sly literary puzzle masquerading as a novel. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler By Italo Calvino Knopf pp., $ Calvino literally pulls you, the reader, into the story by assigning you the part of the main character.

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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. If on A Winter's Night A Traveler (Book): Calvino, Italo: Random House, Inc. Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver Italo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character.

Based on a witty analogy between the reader’s desire to finish. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler () About book: Previously Unpublished Manuscript #1Who am I. Who is I. Who is the I?Unlike my friends and colleagues, Professors Calvino and Galligani, I intend to tell you my name and perhaps to reveal something of my modus operandi (soon, too).This one sentence might already have supplied enough information or implication to let you work out or infer who /5(2).

Disappointment in If on a Winters Night a Traveler comments on the true motivations for reading, that people who read come seeking conventional experiences and perfect resolutions. By taking this away, Calvino questions whether resolutions are needed in literature, as life doesn’t have perfect resolutions and art should reflect life.

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