Numbers in the Dark

Numbers in the Dark

And Other Stories

Book - 2014
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"Everybody telephones everybody at every possible moment, and nobody can speak to anybody . . . Distance has been the warp that supports the weft of every love story." -- from Numbers in the Dark

Written between 1943 and 1984, the stories in Numbers in the Dark span the career of one of fiction's modern masters: from Italo Calvino's earliest fables, to tales informed by life in World War II-era Italy, to the delightful experimentation that would define his later work. Here are speculative stories on life in the digital age, genre-bending wonders, and "impossible interviews" with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated by Tim Parks, Numbers in the Dark shows off Calvino's lifelong gift for subtle humor and shimmering philosophical insight.

" Numbers in the Dark is a glorious grab-bag . . . [with] enough gems from every phase in Calvino's career to make it feel indispensable." -- Seattle Times
Publisher: Boston, New York : Mariner Books, 2014
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780544146426
0544146425
Branch Call Number: CALVINO I
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Parks, Tim

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