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Hermit in Paris (Kobo eBook)

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This collection of journals, interviews and travelogues by the author of Invisible Cities has “something fascinating on every page” (The Guardian, UK).

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. He traces the course of his literary career and reflects on his many travels, including a journey through the United States in 1959 and 1960 that brings out his droll wit at its best. Sparkling with wisdom and unexpected delights, Hermit in Paris is an autobiography like no other.

“Surprising, tart, and distinctive, like [Calvino] himself.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780544231009
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 18th, 2014