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    • The Complete Cosmicomics

    • Translated by Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, & William Weaver
    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator, Tim Parks - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these 34 dazzling stories - collected here in one definitive anthology - relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of Greatness = Worth the Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Why Read the Classics?

    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction, he was also an uncanny reader of literature, a keen critic of astonishing range. Why Read the Classics? is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino's literary criticism available in English, accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon. Here - spanning more than two millennia, from antiquity to postmodernism - are 36 immediately relevant, accessible ruminations on the writers, poets, and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hermit in Paris

    • Autobiographical Writings
    • By: Martin McLaughlin translator, Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This posthumously published collection offers a unique, puzzle-like portrait of one of the postwar era's most inventive and mercurial writers. In letters and journals, occasional pieces and interviews, Italo Calvino recalls growing up in seaside Italy and fighting in the antifascist resistance during World War II, traces the course of his literary career, and reflects on his many travels, including a journey through the United States in 1959 and 1960.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Path to the Spider's Nests

    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Italo Calvino was only 23 when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. 

    Regular price: $20.99