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AuthorCalvino, Italo, 1923-1985
TitleWhy read the classics? / Italo Calvino ; translated by Martin McLaughlin
Imprint London : Vintage, 2000
Descript x, 277 p. ; 20 cm


Odysseys within the odyssey -- Xenophon's anabasis -- Ovid and universal contiguity -- Sky, man, the elephant -- Nezami's seven princesses -- Tirant lo blanc -- Structure of the Orlando Furioso -- Brief anthology of Octaves from Ariosto -- Gerolamo Cardano -- Book of Nature an Galileo -- Cyrano on the moon -- Robinson Crusoe, journal of Mercantile Virtues -- Candide, or Concerning narrative rapidity -- Danis Diderot, Jacques le Fataliste -- Giammaria Ortes -- Knowledge as dust-cloud in Stendhal -- Guide for new readers of Stendhal's Charterhouse -- City as novel in Balzac -- Charles Dickens, Our mutual friend -- Gustave Flaubert, Trois contes -- Leo Tolstoy, two hussars -- Mark Twain, the man that corrupted Hadleyburg -- Henry James, Daisy Miller -- Robert Louis Stevenson, the pavilion on the links -- Conrad's captains -- Pastemark and the revolution -- the world is an Artichoke -- Carlo Emilio Gadda, the pasticciaccio -- Eugenio Montale, forse un mattino andando -- Montale's cliff -- Hemingway and ourselves -- Francis Ponge -- Jorge Luis Borges -- Philosophy of Raymond Queneau -- Pavese and human sacrifice

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