If on a winter’s night a traveler

I have been an evangelist for the novels of the Italian author Italo Calvino since my university days. Sadly, he is underappreciated and seldom read here in North America. Over the years, I have had many copies of his better known translated works and often lost them in lending or through book sales. Recently, I saw the wonderful three-volume slipcase edition of his popular novels on a blog and instantly regretted selling my copy years ago.

This excellent release by Harcourt Brace included my all time favorite Calvino book If on a winter’s night a traveler, as well as Invisible Cities and The Baron in the Trees. The moral of this tales don’t sell the books that you love.


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