Difficult Loves (Paperback)

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A “wondrous work from the early career of one of the world’s greatest writers” (Kirkus Reviews), masterfully translated from Italian into English by Ann Goldstein Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as the author 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 edition also include two stories translated into English for the first time, translated by Ann Goldstein (The Neopolitan Quartet, Elena Ferrante).

About the Author

ITALO CALVINO (1923–1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century’s greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winters night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544959125
ISBN-10: 0544959124
Publisher: Mariner Books Classics
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English