The Road to San Giovanni

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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Original Publish Date: Dec 16, 2014
Product Number: EB00060007
Released: Dec 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544230972
Publisher: Mariner Books
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"In each other's presence we became mute, would walk in silence side by side along the road to San Giovanni. To my father's mind, words must serve as confirmations of things, and as signs of possession; to mine, they were foretastes of things barely glimpsed, not possessed, presumed." —from The Road to San Giovanni In these autobiographical essays, published after Italo Calvino's death, the intellectually vibrant writer not only reflects on his own past, but also inquires into the very workings of memory itself. From the title essay's lyrical evocation of the author's relationship with his father, and a charming account of teenage years spent in the glow of the cinema screen, to Calvino's reminiscences of his experiences in the Italian Resistance during World War II and of his years in Paris, to his declaration of purpose as a writer in the final essay's visionary fragments, these five "memory exercises" are heartfelt, affecting, and wise. "Brimming with Calvino's beautifully crafted prose, dry humor, and continual questioning . . . Calvino has been very well served by his translator, Tim Parks." —Observer

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CD
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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: Classics
Product Number C04818
Released: Nov 13, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501962981
eAudio
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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z13327
Released: Oct 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501963216