Italo Calvino | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Wood

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Italo Calvino.
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Critical Essay by Michael Wood

Architect of scrupulously imagined, apparently fantastic, insidiously plausible words, [Italo Calvino] occupies a literary space somewhere east of Borges and west of Nabokov. (p. 1)

In "If on a winter's night a traveler," he makes one story after another disappear….

Surprise is part of the pleasure of this book, and I won't tell the story of its several failing and successful quests. Let me just say that Ludmilla and the Reader…. [run across] novels of different origins—Japan, Latin America, Belgium, Ireland and three imaginary countries—and that all of these novels are interrupted for one reason or another: a further error of binding, suicide of the author, theft of the book, a sudden arrest.

Some of these books read like delicate parodies…. Others read like eerily filtered descriptions of acts of...

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