If On A Winter's Night A Traveler

Download or Read eBook If On A Winter's Night A Traveler PDF written by Italo Calvino and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
If On A Winter's Night A Traveler

Book Synopsis If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by : Italo Calvino

"You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel...Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade." —from If On A Winter's Night a Traveler Italo Calvino's stunning classic imagines a novel capable of endless possibilities in an intricately crafted, spellbinding story about writing and reading. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is a feat of striking ingenuity and intelligence, exploring how our reading choices can shape and transform our lives. Originally published in 1979, Italo Calvino's singular novel crafted a postmodern narrative like never seen before—offering not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together, the stories form a labyrinth of literature known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers pursue the story lines that intrigue them and try to read each other. Deeply profound and surprisingly romantic, this classic is a beautiful meditation on the transformative power of reading and the ways we make meaning in our lives. "Calvino is a wizard...There is no halting [this book's] metamorphoses." —New York Times Review of Books

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Total Pages – 275
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780544133402
  • ISBN-13 – 0544133404

The Complete Cosmicomics

Download or Read eBook The Complete Cosmicomics PDF written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Complete Cosmicomics

Book Synopsis The Complete Cosmicomics by : Italo Calvino

The complete collection of “nimble and often hilarious” short stories exploring the cosmos by the acclaimed author of Invisible Cities (Colin Dwyer, NPR). Italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of a “cosmic know-it-all” with the unpronounceable name of Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Relating complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world, they are an indelible and delightful literary achievement. Originally published in Italian in three separate volumes—including the Asti d’Appello Prize-winning first volume, Cosmicomics—these thirty-four dazzling stories are collected here in one definitive English-language anthology. “Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, I have to admit, just as Calvino does so often, that my words fail here, too. There’s no way I—or anyone, really—can muster enough of them to quite capture the magic of these stories . . . Read this book, please.” —Colin Dwyer, NPR

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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 367
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780544231931
  • ISBN-13 – 0544231937

The Hundred Brothers

Download or Read eBook The Hundred Brothers PDF written by Donald Antrim and published by Picador. This book was released on 2011-06-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Hundred Brothers

Book Synopsis The Hundred Brothers by : Donald Antrim

With a New Introduction by Jonathan Franzen There's Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, and Noah; Nick, Dennis, Bertram, Russell, and Virgil. The doctor, the documentary filmmaker, and the sculptor in burning steal; the eldest, the youngest, and the celebrated "perfect" brother, Benedict. In Donald Antrim's mordantly funny novel The Hundred Brothers, our narrator and his colossal fraternity of ninety-eight brothers (one couldn't make it) have assembled in the crumbling library of their family's estate for a little sinister fun. Executed with the invention and intelligence of Barthelme and Pynchon, Antrim's taxonomy of male specimens is in equal proportions disturbing and absurdly hilarious.

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  • Publisher – Picador
  • Total Pages – 208
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  • ISBN-10 – 1429977221
  • ISBN-13 – 9781429977227

Cosmicomics

Download or Read eBook Cosmicomics PDF written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1968 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Cosmicomics

Book Synopsis Cosmicomics by : Italo Calvino

Enchanting stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures. “Naturally, we were all there, - old Qfwfq said, - where else could we have been? Nobody knew then that there could be space. Or time either: what use did we have for time, packed in there like sardines?” Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 172
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  • ISBN-10 – 0156226006
  • ISBN-13 – 9780156226004

Once Upon a Winter's Night

Download or Read eBook Once Upon a Winter's Night PDF written by Dennis L. McKiernan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2002-07-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Once Upon a Winter's Night

Book Synopsis Once Upon a Winter's Night by : Dennis L. McKiernan

The bestselling author of the Mithgar novels presents a new version of a fable that fires the imagination and touches the heart... Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own—with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away. Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lycing somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon...

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 432
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101119266
  • ISBN-13 – 1101119268