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Last Comes the Raven : And Other Stories
by Italo Calvino and Ann Goldstein


Overview - The first complete English-language edition of one of Calvino's important early short story collections
Throughout his stories, Calvino delights in discovering hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. Blending reality and illusion with elegance and precision, the tales in this collection take place in a World War II-era and postwar Italy tinged with visionary and fablelike qualities.
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Overview
The first complete English-language edition of one of Calvino's important early short story collections
Throughout his stories, Calvino delights in discovering hidden truths beneath the surface of everyday life. Blending reality and illusion with elegance and precision, the tales in this collection take place in a World War II-era and postwar Italy tinged with visionary and fablelike qualities. Three novice burglars accidentally break into a pastry shop; a pair of children trespass upon a forbidden garden; a wealthy family invites a rustic goatherd to lunch, only to mock him. In the title story, a compact masterpiece of shifting perspectives, a panicked soldier tries to keep his wits--and his life--when he faces off against a young partisan with a loaded rifle and miraculous aim.

Stories from Last Comes the Raven have been published in translation, but the collection as a whole has never appeared in English. This volume, including several stories newly translated by Ann Goldstein, is an important addition to Calvino's legacy.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544146709
  • ISBN-10: 0544146700
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: August 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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