Download Difficult Loves PDF by Italo Calvino Full Free and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of Invisible Cities explores love and war “with enormous realist dignity” in this collection of “wondrous work from [his] early career” (Kirkus, starred review). In this short story collection, one of Italy’s greatest storytellers explores the interior lives of characters just as their most cherished illusions of love are suddenly swept away. 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. Confronted with a jarring moment of recognition, each of these characters discovers hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. This is the first edition in English to present these fifteen short stories together as Calvino originally envisioned them. It also includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.
Download Difficult Loves and Other Stories PDF by Italo Calvino Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-23 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spectacular display of this key European writer's early work This dazzling collection of stories follows the individual adventures of a varied cast of characters and masterfully illustrates Calvino's unique perspective and narrative gifts. As well as the thirteen tales from his Difficult Loves collection this volume also includes Smog and A Plunge into Real Estate.
Download The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling PDF by Wayne Santos Full Free and published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2021-03-26 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maria is, in no particular order: a concept artist at a videogame studio, the goddess of Mount Makiling in the Philippines, and in love. And when Maria falls in love, tragedy and death follow. It’s going to take everything a goddess, her newly-befriended demon-horse, and Canadian national treasure Margaret Atwood have to break the cycle.
Download Difficult Games PDF by Franco Ricci Full Free and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining Calvino's literary experiments as a young artist in search of his narrative voice, Ricci explores the psychological and existential motivations intrinsically linked to the writer's need for textual and systemic patterning. I racconti contains some of Calvino's least-read works, yet these early stories address issues, present scenarios and generate a growing variation of themes that form the heart of Calvino's narrative discourse. Ricci points out that melancholy permeates Calvino's works—even at his most playful. He suggests that if Calvino's highest merit was his sense of wonder and his urge to transform and defeat obscurantism with all the joy he could muster, one must remember that his work expressed, often painfully, the limits of human rationalism. I racconti can thus be read as a catalogue of the anxieties of both the young author and postwar Italian society.
Download Image, Eye and Art in Calvino PDF by Birgitte Grundtvig Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few recent writers have been as interested in the cross-over between texts and visual art as Italo Calvino (1923-85). Involved for most of his life in the publishing industry, he took as much interest in the visual as in the textual aspects of his own and other writers' books. In this volume twenty international Calvino experts, including Barenghi, Battistini, Belpoliti, Hofstadter, Ricci, Scarpa and others, consider the many facets of the interplay between the visual and textual in Calvinos works, from the use of colours in his fiction to the influence of cartoons, from the graphic qualities of the book covers themselves to the significance of photography and landscape in his fiction and non-fiction. The volume is appropriately illustrated with images evoked by Calvino's major texts.
Download Understanding Italo Calvino PDF by Beno Weiss Full Free and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.
Download Writing Architecture in Modern Italy PDF by Daria Ricchi Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-02 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Architecture in Modern Italy tells the history of an intellectual group connected to the small but influential Italian Einaudi publishing house between the 1930s and the 1950s. It concentrates on a diverse group of individuals, including Bruno Zevi, an architectural historian and politician; Giulio Carlo Argan, an art historian; Italo Calvino, a fiction writer; Giulio Einaudi, a publisher; and Elio Vittorini and Cesare Pavese, both writers and translators. Linking architectural history and historiography within a broader history of ideas, this book proposes four different methods of writing history, defining historiographical genres, modes, and tones of writing that can be applied to history writing to analyze political and social moments in time. It identifies four writing genres: myths, chronicles, history, and fiction, which became accepted as forms of multiple postmodern historical stories after 1957. An important contribution to the architectural debate, Writing Architecture in Modern Italy will appeal to those interested in the history of architecture, history of ideas, and architectural education.
Author : Robin Healey
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 1998-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0802008003
Pages : 648 pages
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Download Twentieth-century Italian Literature in English Translation PDF by Robin Healey Full Free and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.
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Author : Robin Healey
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2019-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9781487502928
Pages : 1104 pages
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Download Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016 PDF by Robin Healey Full Free and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 1104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing the most complete record possible of texts by Italian writers active after 1900, this annotated bibliography covers over 4,800 distinct editions of writings by some 1,700 Italian authors. Many entries are accompanied by useful notes that provide information on the authors, works, translators, and the reception of the translations. This book includes the works of Pirandello, Calvino, Eco, and more recently, Andrea Camilleri and Valerio Manfredi. Together with Robin Healey's Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation, also published by University of Toronto Press in 2011, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations from Italian accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.
Download Derrida and Religion PDF by Professor of Biblical Cultures and Politics Yvonne Sherwood Full Free and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Download Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm PDF by Bridget Tompkins Full Free and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2015-06-28 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm: Fashioning the Feminine in I nostri antenati and Gli amori difficili is the first book-length analysis of the representation of the feminine in Calvino’s fiction. Using the structural umbrella of the Pygmalion paradigm and using feminist interpretative techniques, this book offers interesting alternative readings of two of Calvino’s important early narrative collections. The Pygmalion paradigm concerns the creation by a male ‘artist’ of a feminine ideal and highlights the artificiality and narcissistic desire associated with the creation process. This book discusses Calvino’s active and deliberate work of self-creation, accomplished through extensive self-commentaries and exposes both the lack of importance Calvino placed on the feminine in his narratives and the relative absence of critical attention focused on this area. Relying on the analogy between Pygmalion’s pieces of ivory and Barthes’ ‘seme’ and drawing upon the ideas underlying Kristevan intertextuality, the book demonstrates that, despite Calvino’s professed lack of interest in character development, his female characters are carefully and purposefully constructed. A close reading of Calvino’s narratives, engaging directly with Freud, Lacan and the feminist psychoanalytical thinking of Kofmann, Kristeva, Kaplan and others, demonstrates how Calvino uses his female characters as foils for the existential reflections of his typically maladjusted and narcissistic male characters.
Author : John J. L. Mood
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 1994-02-17
ISBN 10 : 9780393350173
Pages : 144 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (393 users)
Download Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations PDF by John J. L. Mood Full Free and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1994-02-17 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of Rilke's strongest poetry and prose for both aficionados and new readers. Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections. Mood links into an essay passages from letters that show Rilke's profound understanding of men and women and his ardent spirituality, rooted in the senses. Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work—death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and turning what is most alien into that which we can most trust.
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Download Images of Thought PDF by Jorge J. E. Gracia Full Free and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2010-03-30 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.
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