Author : Italo Calvino
Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 13 : 0141889594
Total Pages : 192 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (188 download)
The Path To The Spiders Nests
Download The Path To The Spiders Nests full books in PDF, epub, and Kindle. Read online The Path To The Spiders Nests ebook anywhere anytime directly on your device. Fast Download speed and no annoying ads. We cannot guarantee that every ebooks is available!
Download or read book The Path to the Spiders' Nests written by Italo Calvino and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pin is a bawdy, adolescent cobbler's assistant, both arrogant and insecure who - while the Second World War rages - sings songs and tells jokes to endear himself to the grown-ups of his town - particularly jokes about his sister, who they all know as the town's 'mattress'. Among those his sister sleeps with is a German sailor, and Pin dares to steal his pistol, hiding it among the spiders' nests in an act of rebellion that entangles him in the adults' war.
Download or read book The Path to the Nest of Spiders written by Italo Calvino and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young orphan who joins the Italian Resistance against the occupying forces from Germany during World War II discovers some spiders nests in which he hides a gun that he steals from a German soldier.
Download or read book Image, Eye and Art in Calvino written by Birgitte Grundtvig and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few recent writers have been as interested in the cross-over between texts and visual art as Italo Calvino (1923-85). Involved for most of his life in the publishing industry, he took as much interest in the visual as in the textual aspects of his own and other writers' books. In this volume twenty international Calvino experts, including Barenghi, Battistini, Belpoliti, Hofstadter, Ricci, Scarpa and others, consider the many facets of the interplay between the visual and textual in Calvinos works, from the use of colours in his fiction to the influence of cartoons, from the graphic qualities of the book covers themselves to the significance of photography and landscape in his fiction and non-fiction. The volume is appropriately illustrated with images evoked by Calvino's major texts.
Download or read book Understanding Italo Calvino written by Beno Weiss and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.
Download or read book Calvino and the Age of Neorealism written by and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 1990-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Italo Calvino's reputation as one of the great writers of our century rests chiefly on his allegorical fables and fantastic narratives, whose inventiveness, irreverence, and elegant style are universally admired. In this study, the author focuses on Calvino's first novel, The Path to the Nest of Spiders (1947), because in it she discerns a critical point of origin for Calvino's entire 'ethics' of writing. She shows how, in The Path, he challenges the poetics of objectivity of the Italian neorealists movement and offers a complex and ironic representation of the anti-Fascist armed resistance in Italy. Situating Calvino's early work in its historical and cultural context, the author reassesses Italian neorealism in terms of the theories and critical debates about realism of such critics as Lukacs, Sartre, Brecht, Adorno, and Barthes. She analyzes neorealism's narrative practices and cultural and political implications, while setting neorealism in the context of the resistance and the postwar Reconstruction in Italy and giving readings of major neorealist texts (novels by Pavese and Vittorini, films by Rossellini, Visconti, and others) as well as relatively obscure minor ones. The heart of the book consists of readings of The Path from four different but intersecting critical perspectives: formalist-narratological, sociohistorical, psychoanalytic, and Bakhtinian. The readings assess the importance of Calvino's beginnings for the body of his work and incorporate relevant references to his later fiction and critical essays. Out of these multiple readings, the ironic estrangement of the real through the act of writing itself emerges as his key narratological strategy.
Download or read book Politics and the Novel During the Cold War written by David Caute and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Cautes wide-ranging study examines how outstanding novelists of the Cold War era conveyed the major issues of contemporary politics and history. In the United States and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the Spanish Civil War,the consolidation of Stalinism, and the Second World War. Starting with the high hopes generated by the Spanish Civil War, Caute then explores the god that failed pessimism that overtook the Western political novel in the 1940s. The writers under scrutiny include Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, Koestler, Malraux, Serge, Greene, de Beauvoir, and Sartre. Strikingly different approaches to the burning issues of the time are found among orthodox Soviet novelists such as Sholokhov, Fadeyev, Kochetov, and Pavlenko. Soviet official culture continued to choke on modernism, formalism, satire, and allegory. In Russia and Eastern Europe dissident novelists offered contesting voices as they engaged in the fraught re-telling of life under Stalinism. The emergence of the New Left in the 1960s generated a new wave of fiction challenging Americas global stance. Mailer, Doctorow, and Coover brought fresh literary sensibilities tobear on such iconic events as the 1967 siege of the Pentagon and the execution of the Rosenbergs.
Download or read book Memories and Representations of War written by Elena Lamberti and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributors to this volume approach the World Wars as complex and intertwined crossroads leading to the definition of a new European reality. While assessing the the way the memories of the two World Wars have been readjusted each time in relation to the evolving international historical setting and through various mediators of memory (cinema, literature, art and monuments), the various essays contribute to unveil a cultural panorama inhabited by contrasting memories.
Download or read book Modern Italian Literature written by Ann Caesar and published by Polity. This book was released on 2007-09-11 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers 1690 to the present.
Download or read book Difficult Games written by Franco Ricci and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining Calvino's literary experiments as a young artist in search of his narrative voice, Ricci explores the psychological and existential motivations intrinsically linked to the writer's need for textual and systemic patterning. I racconti contains some of Calvino's least-read works, yet these early stories address issues, present scenarios and generate a growing variation of themes that form the heart of Calvino's narrative discourse. Ricci points out that melancholy permeates Calvino's works—even at his most playful. He suggests that if Calvino's highest merit was his sense of wonder and his urge to transform and defeat obscurantism with all the joy he could muster, one must remember that his work expressed, often painfully, the limits of human rationalism. I racconti can thus be read as a catalogue of the anxieties of both the young author and postwar Italian society.
Download or read book European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism written by Martin Travers and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of key theoretical writings by the major representatives of the schools and movements of European literature. Each chapter in this book is devoted to one particular school of movement from within a body of literature, from romanticism, realism and modernism through to the literature of political engagement of the 1920s and 1930s.
Download or read book Kafka’s Italian Progeny written by Saskia Elizabeth Ziolkowski and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2020 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores Kafka's sometimes surprising connections with key Italian writers, from Italo Calvino to Elena Ferrante, who shaped Italy's modern literary landscape.
Download or read book Reconstructing Italy written by Stephanie Zeier Pilat and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for working class housing, established in 1949 to address the employment and housing crises. Government sponsored housing programs undertaken after WWII have often been criticized as experiments that created more social problems than they solved. The neighborhoods of Ina-Casa stand out in contrast to their contemporaries both in terms of design and outcome. Unlike modernist high-rise housing projects of the period, Ina-Casa neighborhoods are picturesque and human-scaled and incorporate local construction materials and methods resulting in a rich aesthetic diversity. And unlike many other government forays into housing undertaken during this period, the Ina-Casa plan was, on the whole, successful: the neighborhoods are still lively and cohesive communities today. This book examines what made Ina-Casa a success among so many failed housing experiments, focusing on the tenuous balance struck between the legislation governing Ina-Casa, the architects who led the Ina-Casa administration, the theory of design that guided architects working on the plan, and an analysis of the results-the neighborhoods and homes constructed. Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy.
Download or read book Twentieth-century Italian Literature in English Translation written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.
Download or read book Wild Palms written by William Faulkner and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-07-05 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Between grief and nothing I will take grief' In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his one chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed with fatal injuries of the spirit.
Download or read book The Castle Of Crossed Destinies written by Italo Calvino and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-23 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness.
Download or read book Italian Neorealism written by Charles L. Leavitt IV and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2020 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to redefine, recontextualize, and reassess Italian neorealism - an artistic movement characterized by stories set among the poor and working class - through innovative close readings and comparative analysis.
Download or read book Italo Calvino written by McLaughlin Martin McLaughlin and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first study in English of the complete writings of Italo Calvino (1923-85) offers new interpretations of Calvino's main works, taking into account some important unpublished material, and analyses Calvino's intertextual links with major writers of world literature (Conrad, Stevenson, Hemingway and Borges). Postmodern elements in his texts are assessed, and a chapter on Calvino's critical essays shed important light on his creative process.