Vintage Classics Mr Palomar


Here, Calvino focuses a probing eye on one man’s attempt to name parts of his universe, almost as though Mr Palomar were trying to define and explain his own existence.

ISBN: 9780099430872 Author: Calvino, Italo Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 2nd May 2002 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 853.914 (edition:23) Pages: 118 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Mr Palomar is a delightful eccentric whose chief activity is looking at things. He is seeking knowledge; ‘it is only after you have come to know the surface of things that you can venture to seek what is underneath’. Whether contemplating a fine cheese, a hungry gecko, a woman sunbathing topless or a flight of migrant starlings, Mr Palomar’s observations render the world afresh.

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