If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Chapter 2 and Outside the Town of Malbork Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 and Outside the Town of Malbork Summary

Chapter 2, which is the third section of the book, switches back to the conversation between the author and the reader, or "you." The author explains that the reader has now read almost thirty pages, but suddenly realizes the book has started over. He describes a violent reaction as the reader throws the book to the floor only to pick it up and dust it off. He sleeps restlessly and returns the novel the following day. The bookseller explains that the novel is actually a novel by Tazio Bazakbal called "Outside the Town of Malbork," and that the publisher simply mixed up the two and only printed the first signature pages of the Bazakbal title within the jacket cover of the Calvino book. The reader explains that he wants to finish the novel he started so...

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