The Watcher and Other Stories by Italo Calvino
By Italo Calvino
The 3 lengthy tales during this quantity express the diversity and virtuosity of Italy's so much inventive author. "Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino goals ideal desires for us" (John Updike, New Yorker).Translated by means of William Weaver and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wolff booklet
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