If on a winter's night a traveler
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
One of those books that I had to force myself to keep reading because I kept asking myself, "what's the point." However, as experimental novels go, this is a blockbuster. It makes one question not ... Read full review
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Who could resist a title like “If on a winter’s night a traveler”? You start reading, get engaged with the story, but suddenly the promise is broken – the rest of the book’s pages are missing and you ... Read full review
In a network of lines that intersect
On the carpet of leaves illuminated by the moon
Around an empty grave
What story down there awaits its end?
Looks down in the gathering shadow
In a network of lines that enlace