Italo Calvino | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sorel Thompson Friedman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Italo Calvino.
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Critical Essay by Sorel Thompson Friedman

SOURCE: “t zero: Italo Calvino's Minimalist Narratives,” in Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer, 1986, pp. 19–23.

In the following essay, Friedman examines Calvino's absurdist concept of time in the short stories “t zero,” “The Chase,” and “The Night Driver.”

Several of Italo Calvino's short stories of the 1960s pose interesting questions concerning the nature of the storytelling process. Three of these, “t zero,” “The Chase,” and “The Night Driver,” can be described as “minimalist” in that familiar components of stories seem to have been reduced almost to zero.1 Generically speaking, it may be unjust to designate these texts as “short stories...

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