Italo Calvino | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Franco Ricci

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Italo Calvino.
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Critical Essay by Franco Ricci

SOURCE: “Introversion and Effacement in I racconti of Italo Calvino,” in Italica, Vol. 63, No. 4, Winter, 1986, pp. 331–45.

In the following essay, Ricci views the stories in I racconti as Calvino's early narrative experiments.

The Racconti of Italo Calvino—winner of the Premio Bagutta in 1959—is a collection of the author's short stories written between 1945 and 1958. The volume, 500 pages in length, is divided into four books: “Gli idilli difficili”; “Le memorie difficili”; “Gli amori difficili”; and “La vita difficile.” All contain stories previously published by the author.1 Little attention has been paid the Racconti as experience of Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno and L'entrata in guerra, obvious autobiographical chronicles of the narrator's partisan...

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