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Numbers in the Dark by Italo Calvino

Numbers in the Dark

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Numbers in the Dark by Italo Calvino
Feb 04, 2009 | ISBN 9780307539007

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“The curious quirks that would shape Calvino’s eccentric orbit can be described, along with the exuberant talent and sense of magic that would make that orbit a flaming one.” -Los Angeles Times

“With seventeen books in print, Italo Calvino enjoys a privilege that few foreign writers ever achieve here: virtually all his works can be read in English… Calvino’s ready availability is of course a sign (and support) of his canonical status in world literature, the capacity of his fiction to be significant in many different cultures… Tim Park’s translation is perfectly in tune with the various dialects and discourses that Calvino assimilated during his career. By the ’80s his supple Italian was tossing off polylingual arpeggios, technical jargons, nonce words… More than accurate and readable [Park’s] version is inventive.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Numbers in the Dark
is a glorious grab bag… with gems from every phase in Calvino’s career.” – San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle Book Review

“Warmly and expertly translated by Tim Parks, a gifted writer himself.” -Esquire

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