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The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino
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Mar 16, 2012

really liked it

I admit I am prejudicial. I find Italo Calvino's literary works original, creative, and enigmatic; The Castle of Crossed Destinies is all this. Though his characters may be figures from literature and the telling of tales may harken to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, he's a virtuoso of narratives unprecedented. Tales told by mute strangers through the interpretation of Tarot cards and their placement, the unreliability of interpretation and narrator, the intertwining of individual narratives all accounts for a fascinating read.

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