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Prima che tu dica «Pronto» (Read) by Italo Calvino

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The 20th century displaying the full breadth of his vision and wit  Written between 1943 and 1984 and masterfully translated by Tim Parks the fictions in N. I agree with other reviewers that it shouldn t be the first Calvino book you read but readers who are already Calvino fans will find plenty of gems in this collection There are 37 widely varied stories vignettes fables imagined interviews and fantasies arranged chronologically and representing work from 1943 to 1985 Of the earlier work I most enjoyed the fables such as The Black Sheep in which a smoothly running village of thieves is thrown into chaos when an honest man moves in Standouts for me in the second half include World Memory about a company tasked with documenting well everything and The Burning of Abominable House in which the narrator tries to reconstruct the events leading to a burned house conta

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Prima che tu dica «Pronto»

For the first time in paperback a volume of thirty seven diabolically inventive stories fables and impossible interviews from one of the great fantasists of. Certainly one of the best short story collections I have ever read It covers the entire span of Calvino s writing career and his early charming and offbeat fables the first written when he was 19 are just as entertaining as the mature and complex thought experiments of his later work There are very few Calvino stories remaining that I haven t yet read Numbers in the Dark includes extracts from unfinished and unpublished novels that he transformed into short stories as well as embryonic projects that might have developed into substantial pieces had he lived longer for example The Memoirs of Casanova follows a similar pattern to Invisible CitiesI first obtained this volume back in 1996 and I read half of it

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Umbers in the Dark display all of Calvino's dazzling gifts whimsy and horror exuberance of style and a cheerful grasp of the absurdities of the human conditi. Exuisite This is a lovely book of short stories from Mr C They cover his career from teenage years onwards What I like about his work is the purity of the prose together with a different slant on the world Especially recommended the earlier stories these are magnificent My favourite was about a man who disrupts a perfect society of thieves by being honest


10 thoughts on “Prima che tu dica «Pronto»

  1. says:

    If you're looking to read some Calvino for the first time do not buy this book May I instead highly recommend the magnificent The Complete Cosmicomics it will not disappoint'Numbers in the Dark' an interesting and creative collection of short stories Not all of them are good this coming from a hardcore Calvino fan but argu

  2. says:

    These gather 37 previously uncollected Calvinos from early fables and realist social commentaries to later oulipan narrative games stylistically masterful if frivolous riffs on a theme composed as commissions one

  3. says:

    Certainly one of the best short story collections I have ever read It covers the entire span of Calvino's writing career and his early charming and offbeat fables the first written when he was 19 are just as entertaining as the mature and complex thought experiments of his later work There are very few Calvino stories remaining that I haven't yet read Numbers in the Dark includes extracts from unfinished and unpublished novels

  4. says:

    Hit or miss collection of shorts An amusing seuence of interviews with various persons Montezuma a thoughtful troglodyte Henry Ford Casanova Some repeats otherwise with other volumesVery effective in some items such as The Burning o

  5. says:

    I agree with other reviewers that it shouldn't be the first Calvino book you read but readers who are already Calvino fans will find plenty of gems in this collection There are 37 widely varied stories vignettes fables imagined interviews and

  6. says:

    Short stories are interesting when considered as a medium of their own What I mean by this is some authors and fiction writers are better at certain types of fiction Not necessarily better at certain types of fiction when co

  7. says:

    Exuisite This is a lovely book of short stories from Mr C They cover his career from teenage years onwards What I like about his work is the purity of the prose together with a different slant on the world Especially recommended the earlier stories these are magnificent My favourite was about a man who disrupts a perfect society of

  8. says:

    While I really love Calvino's novels I think he is at his best when writing short stories Conscience is a particular favorite

  9. says:

    Spoiler This review will not match up with the ratingSelf Disclosure Italo Calvino is one of my favorite writers I think of him as my uncle even though we're not related Not even closely He's just so great that I've adopted

  10. says:

    And Ida is one of those girls who run into you and immediately start telling you their life stories and what they think about things e