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The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His Thought and Writings Dani Cavallaro

The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His Thought and Writings

Dani Cavallaro

Published April 6th 2010
ISBN : 9780786447664
Paperback
202 pages
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At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italys greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engageMoreAt the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italys greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary global culture. This book examines Calvinos works of fiction in the context of the philosophical ideas he advanced in his theoretical and critical works. His was an extraordinarily versatile mind, keen on experimenting with a dazzling variety of both fiction and nonfiction forms.