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Difficult Loves

by Italo Calvino Author · William Weaver Translator

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Intricate interior lives are brilliantly explored in these short stories, now presented in one definitive collection as Calvino 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 is the first edition in English to present the collection as Calvino originally envisioned it, and includes two stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HMH Books
Imprint:
Mariner Books
Publication Date:
2017

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Italo Calvino (Author)

ITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown. At the time of his death, in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer. ANN GOLDSTEIN has translated widely from the Italian, including works of Elena F...

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