If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
~ Italo Calvino
A few people whose profile includes this book
“I loved this book when I was sixteen, but I also loved the Dropkick Murphies, huffing glue, and cross-eyed girls with braces....”
“When I saw this had made Oprah's Book Club, I couldn't help but think "Oh well, looks like there will be a lot of copies of One...”
“My favorite Calvino. If you can read this microcosm inside a microcosm and about being a reader? Anything is possible. It's a...”
“All magical realism is amazing. This book is about how life really is, how time is collapsed after so much we deal with each and...”
A few comments on If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (17)
Oct 9, 2010, 5:09 PM
WritingandReading, a 53-year-old man in Alexandria
“Interesting comment on this novel. I wrote a thesis on it for my MA in English wherer I argued that this is a meta-heterogenous novel (a la bakhtin) due to both the ingenious use of 2nd person to involve the reader into the action of the plot, as well as, the diverse novelistic styles and countries that make up the "novels" within. You are very smart to read this, enjoy it and post your comments about it. It is indeeed very special.
Which other calvino do you really really love?”
Oct 17, 2010, 2:53 PM
sillymonkey, a 36-year-old man in Glasgow
“You are about to start reading a comment from a stranger on Alikewise - sillymonkey, what a stupid name. It says he's 33 from Glasgow. That's an ocean away. Now, look over at the picture. Red nose, shaggy hair, a strange, far too serious look . Or is it ironic? His comment is rambling, but what can you do? It's free to ramble on Alikewise. Maybe he'll stop soon and leave you in peace. And he's done it, now.”
Nov 24, 2010, 6:44 PM
etternal, a 46-year-old woman in Niceville
“Hello! I'm Natasha. I'm new here.
Tell me, please, really "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" ...novel of novels?
I read a little of the modern Italians (Andrea De Carlo"Uto",T.Landolfi "Autunno storia" and G.Culicchia "Tutti giu per terra"). Of these 3 only Tommaso surprised. Now I plan to read Calvino. This is the classic, of course. But there is not a lot of good translations into Russian from Italian.
By the way, I'm from Russia. The server does not missed a code of Moscow and I had cheated it. Here's a precedent! But all from the love of art! (Smile) Believe me.