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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414422
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Difficult Loves and Other Stories




A spectacular display of this key European writer's early work

This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the eleven tales from his Difficult Loves collection this volume also includes Smog and A Plunge into Real Estate.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414422
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. One of the most respected writers of the twentieth century, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985. A collection of Calvino's posthumous personal writings, The Hermit in Paris, was published in 2003.

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