Adam, One Afternoon
Book Summary of Adam, One Afternoon
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|
|Publisher||Random House Group|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Dimensions||7.8 x 5.08 x 0.47 inches|
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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...
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...
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...
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.
Elegant, beautiful, magical, and menacing.
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