Difficult Loves

ISBN9780544959125
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedJune 28, 2017
Pages320
AuthorItalo Calvino
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.28 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Difficult Loves

Italo Calvino

PAPERBACK

June 28, 2017

Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as Calvino intended them

In Difficult Loves, Italy’s master storyteller weaves tales in which cherished deceptions and illusions of love—including self-love—are swept away in magical instants of recognition. A soldier is reduced to quivering fear by the presence of a full-figured woman in his train compartment; a young clerk leaves a lady’s bed at dawn; a young woman is isolated from bathers on a beach by the loss of her bikini bottom. Each of them discovers hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. 

 
This is the first edition in English to present the collection as Calvino originally envisioned it, and includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.
 
Get Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino and other literary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9780544959125
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedJune 28, 2017
Pages320
AuthorItalo Calvino
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.28 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as Calvino intended them

In Difficult Loves, Italy’s master storyteller weaves tales in which cherished deceptions and illusions of love—including self-love—are swept away in magical instants of recognition. A soldier is reduced to quivering fear by the presence of a full-figured woman in his train compartment; a young clerk leaves a lady’s bed at dawn; a young woman is isolated from bathers on a beach by the loss of her bikini bottom. Each of them discovers hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. 

 
This is the first edition in English to present the collection as Calvino originally envisioned it, and includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.
 
Get Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino and other literary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

Brief, limpid, graceful, and surprisingly fresh.

– Peter Prescott, Newsweek

The quirkiness and grace of the writing, the originality of the imagination at work, the occasional incandescence of vision, and a certain lovable nuttiness make this collection well worth reading

– Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review