If on a winter's night a traveler

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Introduction by Peter Washington; Translation by William Weaver Italo Calvino's masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book's central character. Based on a witty analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book--IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A TRAVELER, by Italo Calvino, of course--are constantly and comically frustrated. In between chasing missing chapters of the book, the hapless readers tangle with an international conspiracy, a rogue translator, an elusive novelist, a disintegrating publishing house, and several oppressive governments. The result is a literary labyrinth of storylines that interrupt one another--an Arabian Nights of the postmodern age.
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subject_facet Books and reading -- Fiction, Italian fiction -- To 1800 -- History and criticism, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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title_full If on a winter's night a traveler, If on a winter's night a traveler / Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
title_short If on a winter's night a traveler
topic_facet Books and reading, Fiction, History and criticism, Italian fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships