Calvino and the Age of Neorealism: Fables of Estrangement

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Italo Calvino's reputation as one of the great writers of our century rests chiefly on his allegorical fables and fantastic narratives, whose inventiveness, irreverence, and elegant style are universally admired. In this study, the author focuses on Calvino's first novel, The Path to the Nest of Spiders (1947), because in it she discerns a critical point of origin for Calvino's entire 'ethics' of writing. She shows how, in The Path, he challenges the poetics of objectivity of the Italian neorealists movement and offers a ...

Calvino and the Age of Neorealism: Fables of Estrangement 1990, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804716505

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