|If on a winter's night a traveler (1979) [Novel]|
by Italo Calvino
Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (18 votes) (Rate!)
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Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware. All assumptions are dangerous on this most bewitching switch-back ride to the heart of story-telling.
Original title: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Post-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental