Difficult loves by Italo Calvino

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Gli amori difficili.

Book details

StatementItalo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver and Archibald Colquhoun and Peggy Wright.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ4809.A45
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22371853M
ISBN 100151256101

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The quirkiness and grace nof the writing, the originality of the imagination at work, the inacandescence of vision make this collection a. In this volume the lives of ordinary people are transformed through the consummate artistry of Italy's master storyteller into brilliant explorations of intricate interior worlds.

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His first novel, The Path to the Spider’s Nest () was written in the neorealist mode, being de rigueur of Italian authors in that postwar period. During the s Calvino’s.

Hard Love led me to contemplate issues that I hadn't put much thought into previously, and the depth to which they were explored in this book was so powerful. With a difficult home life, the protagonist, John, has already received his fair share of hard love. When he meets Marisol, however, he discovers he hasn't experienced half of it/5().

And even though I love this little guy with all my heart, at times he can definitely be a difficult person to keep showing love to, especially in the midst of tantrums and tears. Difficult People Are Everywhere.

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A soldier is reduced to quivering fear by the presence of a full-figured woman in his train compartment; a young clerk leaves a lady's bed at dawn; a young woman. Weber admits it became hard to practice what he preaches. “I went through a time where I didn’t want to love anybody. I wanted to love my wife, kids, and a few close friends.

That’s about it.”. Format: Paperback 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.

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