Vintage Classics Marcovaldo

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This is an enchanting collection of stories both melancholy and funny about an Italian peasant’s struggle to reconcile country habits with urban life.

ISBN: 9780099428541 Author: Calvino, Italo Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 22nd March 2001 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 853.914 (edition:21) Pages: 121 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Marcovaldo is an enchanting collection of twenty stories that are both melancholy and funny, farce and fantasy. Calvino charts the struggles of an Italian peasant to reconcile country habits with urban life, combining comical disasters with a surrealistic view of city life through the eyes of an outsider. As always with Calvino, nothing is quite as it seems.

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