Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City (Paperback)

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Calvino will always be one of my favorites; he's just a joy to read. Marcovaldo is a slightly clueless human with a big family and a big heart. He observes his surroundings and finds luck in the everyday life. A book that will make you smile for sure!

— From Stephanie

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Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams-but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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 winter's 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: 9780156572040
ISBN-10: 0156572044
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 1983
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Helen and Kurt Wolff Books