Numbers in the Dark

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‘Numbers in the Dark’ is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino’s extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death.

ISBN: 9780141189741 Author: Calvino, Italo Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 28th May 2009 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 853.914 (edition:23) Pages: 276 Edition: Short stories Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Numbers in the Dark is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino’s extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death. They include witty allegories and wise fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of tip-cat; a pitiable tribe watching the flight paths of guided missiles from outside their mud huts; a computer programmer considering the possible sequence of a series of brutal acts; and dialogues with Henry Ford, a Neanderthal and the gloomy, overthrown Montezuma …

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