If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

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Hardcover, Alfred A. Knopf, 1993, ISBN # 0679420258
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Ten different and thoroughly dissimilar novels intertwine as the beginning of each book, interrupted at a critical moment of suspense, leads into yet another novel reflecting yet another literary mode

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Ten different and thoroughly dissimilar novels intertwine as the beginning of each book, interrupted at a critical moment of suspense, leads into yet another novel reflecting yet another literary mode

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Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver
Italo Calvino's masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book's central character.
Based on a witty analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book--IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER, by Italo Calvino, of course--are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another--an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.

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Number of Pages: 304
Original Languages: English
Author: Calvino, Italo ,  Weaver, William
Series Title: Everyman's Library (Cloth)
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780679420255
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0679420258
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