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The Baron In The Trees

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544959116
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Baron In The Trees

by Italo Calvino, The Baron In The Trees Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Baron In The Trees books, Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn.


The Baron In The Trees

The Baron in the Trees PDF
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544959140
Size: 52.62 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Baron In The Trees

by Italo Calvino, The Baron In The Trees Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Baron In The Trees books, A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn. The Baron in the Trees exemplifies Calvino’s peerless ability to weave tales that sparkle with enchantment. This new English rendering by acclaimed translator Ann Goldstein breathes new life into one of Calvino’s most beloved works.


The Baron In The Trees

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473558549
Size: 21.42 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The Baron In The Trees

by Italo Calvino, The Baron In The Trees Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Baron In The Trees books, 'I can think of no finer writer to have beside me while Italy explodes, Britain burns, while the world ends' Salman Rushdie From the age of twelve, the Baron Cosimo Piovasco di Rondo makes his home among ash, elm, magnolia, plum and almond, living up in the trees. He walks through paths made from the twisted branches of olive, makes his bed in a holly oak, bathes in a fountain constructed from poplar bark. An aerial library holds the books with which he educates himself in philosophy and mathematics. Suspended among the leaves, the Baron adventures with bandits and pirates, conducts a passionate love affair, and watches the Age of Enlightenment pass by beneath him. 'The most magically ingenious of the contemporary Italian novelists' The Times


Understanding Italo Calvino

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Author: Beno Weiss
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872498587
Size: 61.96 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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Understanding Italo Calvino

by Beno Weiss, Understanding Italo Calvino Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Understanding Italo Calvino books, Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.


Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature

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Author: Eugenio Bolongaro
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802087638
Size: 75.46 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 239
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Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature

by Eugenio Bolongaro, Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Italo Calvino And The Compass Of Literature books, Looking at five of Italo Calvino's often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948 and 1963, contain a sustained meditation on the role of the intellectual and on the irreducible ethical and political dimension of literature. This meditation provides an insight into a crucial moment in Calvino's development as a writer, and allows Bolongaro to lay the groundwork for a more 'political' reading of Calvino's later work. Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature firmly situates Calvino within his historical context - the cultural revival of post-World War II Italy - by relating these early novels to Calvino's political and critical writings which played an important role in the cultural debates of the time. This approach provides a key to understanding Calvino's work in a new light, ably demonstrating that Calvino's full literary significance cannot be understood in isolation from the politics and cultural movements of the period. One of the few book-length English-language works on Calvino's early writings, Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literatur will prove to be an indispensable tool to Italianists and literary studies scholars.


Twentieth Century Italian Literature In English Translation

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Author: Robin Healey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802008008
Size: 15.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 605
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Twentieth Century Italian Literature In English Translation

by Robin Healey, Twentieth Century Italian Literature In English Translation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twentieth Century Italian Literature In English Translation books, This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.


Invisible Cities

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413320X
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Invisible Cities books, “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson


The Cloven Viscount

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413009X
Size: 51.68 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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The Cloven Viscount

by Italo Calvino, The Cloven Viscount Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cloven Viscount books, When a nobleman is split in two, his separate halves pursue different adventures in a fantastically macabre tale by the author of Invisible Cities. It is the seventeenth century, and the Viscount Medardo of Terralba must go into battle against the Turks. But the inexperienced warrior is soon bisected lengthwise by a cannonball. Through a miracle of stitching, one half of him survives, returning to his feudal estate to lead a lavishly evil life. But soon his other, virtuous half appears—also very much alive. When the two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, there’s no telling the lengths each will go to in order to win. Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella of is Calvino at his most devious and winning.


Numbers In The Dark

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054423037X
Size: 62.47 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Numbers In The Dark

by Italo Calvino, Numbers In The Dark Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Numbers In The Dark books, From the acclaimed, genre-bending Italian fabulist author, a posthumous collection of career-spanning stories previously unavailable in English. “Everybody telephones everybody at every possible moment, and nobody can speak to anybody . . . Distance has been the warp that supports the weft of every love story.” —from Numbers in the Dark Written between 1943 and 1984, the stories in Numbers in the Dark span the career of one of fiction’s modern masters: from Italo Calvino’s earliest fables, to tales informed by life in World War II–era Italy, to the delightful experimentation that would define his later work. Here are speculative stories on life in the digital age, genre-bending wonders, and “impossible interviews” with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated by Tim Parks, Numbers in the Dark shows off Calvino’s lifelong gift for subtle humor and shimmering philosophical insight. Praise for Numbers in the Dark “Numbers in the Dark is a glorious grab-bag . . . [with] enough gems from every phase in Calvino’s career to make it feel indispensable.” —Seattle Times “These stories reward the patient reader with wisdom, humor, and insight.” —Library Journal “Calvino . . . is well-represented in this continually surprising collection . . . . Novelist Parks's superb translations capture Calvino’s quirky, iconoclastic voice, helping to make this a worthy addition to the Calvino shelf.” —Publishers Weekly


Der Fall Maurizius

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Author: Jakob Wassermann
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026882474
Size: 38.81 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 482
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Der Fall Maurizius

by Jakob Wassermann, Der Fall Maurizius Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Der Fall Maurizius books, Dieses eBook: "Der Fall Maurizius" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Ausgelöst wird die Haupthandlung durch die Versuche des ehemaligen Ökonomen und Gutsbesitzers Peter Paul Maurizius aus Hanau, den Staatsanwalt, der im Prozess auf Todesstrafe plädierte, für die Begnadigung seines Sohnes zu gewinnen. Dadurch erfährt Etzel von dem Fall. Der zu lebenslanger Haft Verurteilte sitzt seit mehr als 18 Jahren im Zuchthaus Kressa, weil er seine Ehefrau Elli erschossen haben soll. Da Etzel vom Vater keine Informationen erhält und dadurch, in einer Phase der Auflehnung gegen den autoritären Erziehungsstil, der Anreiz entsteht, einem Geheimnis nachzugehen, nimmt er mit dem alten Maurizius Kontakt auf und fährt heimlich nach Hanau. Dieser erzählt ihm die Vorgeschichte des Mordes: Sein lebenslustiger und verschuldeter 23-jähriger Sohn heiratete die vermögende 38-jährige Witwe Elli Hensolt, geborene Jahn - in Erwartung von achtzigtausend Mark geerbtem Vermögen. Jakob Wassermann (1873-1934) war ein deutsch-jüdischer Schriftsteller. Er zählte zu den produktivsten und populärsten Erzählern seiner Zeit.


National Identity And Cultural Representation In The Novels Of Arundhati Roy And Kiran Desai

National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai PDF
Author: Sonali Das
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527509907
Size: 20.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 147
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National Identity And Cultural Representation In The Novels Of Arundhati Roy And Kiran Desai

by Sonali Das, National Identity And Cultural Representation In The Novels Of Arundhati Roy And Kiran Desai Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download National Identity And Cultural Representation In The Novels Of Arundhati Roy And Kiran Desai books, This book is the first of its kind to examine the theories of nation and national identity in both the West (according to the theories of Benedict Anderson and Salman Rushdie) and in the East (in the light of the works of Jawaharlal Nehru) as they apply to the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai. The second part of the twentieth century witnessed a new interface between fiction and history called “New History”. It brought into its purview the hitherto marginalized sections of society like slaves, peasants, workers, women, and children. Whereas the subalterns in The Inheritance of Loss are disempowered by the brunt of globalisation and neo-colonialism, the subalterns in The God of Small Things face the ire of the deep-seated divisions based on caste and gender bias in a postcolonial society. In addition, this book also deals with contemporary social issues like individual identity in a multicultural world where cultures and nature converge into myriad ways of living. It will be of immense benefit to MA and MPhil students all over India, as well as to PhD scholars and teachers of English literature both in India and abroad.


The Song Of The Earth

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Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674001688
Size: 42.25 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 335
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The Song Of The Earth

by Jonathan Bate, The Song Of The Earth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Song Of The Earth books, As we enter a new millennium ruled by technology, will poetry still matter? The Song of the Earth answers eloquently in the affirmative. A book about our growing alienation from nature, it is also a brilliant meditation on the capacity of the writer to bring us back to earth, our home. In the first ecological reading of English literature, Jonathan Bate traces the distinctions among "nature," "culture," and "environment" and shows how their meanings have changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century. An intricate interweaving of climatic, topographical, and political elements poetically deployed, his book ranges from greenhouses in Jane Austen's novels to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, Dr. Frankenstein's Creature, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear, and an early nineteenth-century novel about an orangutan who stands for Parliament. Though grounded in the English Romantic tradition, the book also explores American, Central European, and Caribbean poets and engages theoretically with Rousseau, Adorno, Bachelard, and especially Heidegger. The model for an innovative and sophisticated new "ecopoetics," The Song of the Earth is at once an essential history of environmental consciousness and an impassioned argument for the necessity of literature in a time of ecological crisis.


Into The War

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544230957
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Into The War

by Italo Calvino, Into The War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Into The War books, “This book deals both with a transition from adolescence into youth and with a move from peace to war: as for very many other people, for the protagonist of this book ‘entry into life’ and ‘entry into war’ coincide.” — from the Author’s Note These three stories, set during the summer of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino’s memories of his own adolescence during the Second World War, too young to be forced to fight in Mussolini’s army but old enough to be conscripted into the Italian youth brigades. The callow narrator of these tales observes the mounting unease of a city girding itself for war, the looting of an occupied French town, and nighttime revels during a blackout. Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War is one of Calvino’s only works of autobiographical fiction. It offers both a glimpse of this writer’s extraordinary life and a distilled dram of his wry, ingenious literary voice. “All three stories attest to the potentially magical, transformative space of adolescence . . . The seeds of the later Calvino — the fabulist who worked profound moral and ethical points into his narratives — are all here.” — Joseph Luzzi, Times Literary Supplement


Transcending Boundaries

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Author: Sandra L. Beckett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815333593
Size: 26.53 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Transcending Boundaries

by Sandra L. Beckett, Transcending Boundaries Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Transcending Boundaries books, Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders between adult and children's literature and appeal to both audiences. This collection of fourteen essays by scholars from eight countries constitutes the first book devoted to the art of crosswriting the child and adult in twentieth-century international literature. Sandra Beckett explores the multifaceted nature of crossover literature and the diverse ways in which writers cross the borders to address a dual readership of children and adults. It considers classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio, with particular emphasis on post-World War II literature. The essays in Transcending Boundaries clearly suggest that crossover literature is a major, widespread trend that appears to be sharply on the rise.


Mr Palomar

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Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547542380
Size: 46.28 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Mr Palomar

by Italo Calvino, Mr Palomar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mr Palomar books, A novel of a delightful eccentric on a search for truth, by the renowned author of Invisible Cities. In The New York Times Book Review, the poet Seamus Heaney praised Mr. Palomar as a series of “beautiful, nimble, solitary feats of imagination.” Throughout these twenty-seven intricately structured chapters, the musings of the crusty Mr. Palomar consistently render the world sublime and ridiculous. Like the telescope for which he is named, Mr. Palomar is a natural observer. “It is only after you have come to know the surface of things,” he believes, “that you can venture to seek what is underneath.” Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, or a topless sunbather, he tends to let his meditations stray from the present moment to the great beyond. And though he may fail as an objective spectator, he is the best of company. “Each brief chapter reads like an exploded haiku,” wrote Time Out. A play on a world fragmented by our individual perceptions, this inventive and irresistible novel encapsulates the life’s work of an artist of the highest order, “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian).