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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
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Nov 22, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: translation, fiction
Read in April, 2004

for those with an amorous affair with books, this may, perhaps, be the ultimate love letter to the reader. calvino's novel, or more precisely, his book of ten interrelated stories, is both masterfully created and startlingly unique. told alternately in second and third persons, the book is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between the author and the reader. flawlessly composed, the novel weaves together seemingly unrelated tales, all of which relate directly to you, the reader. at its core is an ingenious concept the likes of which could have only come from the unparalleled imagination of calvino. ny the time you reach its dazzling conclusion, you'll be wishing you could somehow read it again for the very first time.
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stevie lynn smith that is exactly what i thought upon reading the last word. it remains one of my greatest laments.


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