The Resource The road to san giovanni, Italo Calvino

The road to san giovanni, Italo Calvino

Label
The road to san giovanni
Title
The road to san giovanni
Statement of responsibility
Italo Calvino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Italian author, personal essays featuring his relationship with his father, his love of movies, and fighting fascism during World War II. "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. Praise for The Road to San Giovanni "Brimming with Calvino's beautifully crafted prose, dry humor, and continual questioning . . . Calvino has been very well served by his translator, Tim Parks." -Observer "In five elegant "memory exercises" written between 1962 and 1977, Italian fiction writer Calvino (1923-85) presents an affecting self-portrait and offers indirect insights into how he conjured up his imaginary worlds . . . . This sparkling translation concludes with Calvino's lyric, metaphorical, highly elliptical description of his creative process." -Publishers Weekly
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Calvino, Italo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Literary Figures
  • Personal Memoirs
  • Italian
Target audience
adult
Label
The road to san giovanni, Italo Calvino
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14241917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544230972
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14241917
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14241917
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The road to san giovanni, Italo Calvino
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14241917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544230972
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14241917
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14241917
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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