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Adam, One Afternoon

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Book Summary of Adam, One Afternoon

Calvino's strength is his economy and subtlety. The best of his allegorical fantasies have the power of the Brothers Grimm, rollicking stories on the surface, with an underlying savagery' Listener
The world of Calvino is a world of fable, but he uses its mechanisms to focus with unerring precision on human reality. Nature in these stories has a magical quality in the flight of a crow, the iridescent track of a snail, the sideways leap of a stray cat - but the magic can encompass both enchantment and terror.

About the Author
Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923. He grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985.

Details of Book: Adam, One Afternoon (BSID:10387)

Book Adam, One Afternoon
Author Italo Calvino
ISBN 009928703X
ISBN-13 9780099287032, 978-0099287032
Binding Paperback
Publisher Random House Group
Publishing Date 20/08/92
Number of Pages 192
Language Italian
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.08 x 0.47 inches
Weight 137 grams

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Rhys October 16, 2008 review from Goodreads

Italo Calvino is probably my favourite writer. This collection is one of his earliest volumes. Only his novel *The Path to the Spiders' Nests* and a few stories from the beginning of *Numbers in the Dark* predate the tales in this book.*Adam, One Afternoon* contains 21 stories, the first 20 of wh...

Vanessa August 28, 2007 review from Goodreads

Every short story collection - for me - has one stand-out story, and it this case it was "Father to Son". I read this collection some twenty years ago and have forgotten almost every other story contained within, remembering only that I vaguely enjoyed them at the time. However, "Father to Son" h...

Troy January 13, 2011 review from Goodreads

When reading writers who were destined to become literary luminaries - such as Calvino - I guess there is always the temptation to try and distinguish emergent greatness in their early works. The stories in â??Adam, One Afternoonâ??, however, are completely stunning in their own right (and Archibald...

Alan July 06, 2012 review from Goodreads

from my 1985 notebook: beautifully turned stories. 'Last Comes the Crow' especially good - the young rifleman making the air straight lines for his bullets. Brutal tales of war.

Ben November 21, 2010 review from Goodreads

Elegant, beautiful, magical, and menacing.


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