From Publishers Weekly
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Calvino, is a writer of great ideas and imagination.
UPDATE 9/2013 -- they updated the ebook in March -- presumably they had a human read through it, this time -- and it appears to be entirely fixed.
For anyone interested in the craft of the short-short story, or flash fiction, this chapter should prove edifying.
A great entry point into Italo Calvino's style. This book is a thoughtful look at what is true and important to be human in this world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Todd rouse
Intresting both as general statement and insight into the Italian mindPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had this book in my back pocket the other night and forgot to take it out when I tossed my pants in the wash. Read morePublished 17 months ago by jim rice
i ordered this book because i got a copy from someone else that was not in the shape i expected. got it quickly, condition was great, price couldn't be beat. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joshua C. Sloan
I found this book quite strange. Unless you are interested in Greek Mythology then you are unlikely to find this book useful. I stopped after Chapter OnePublished 21 months ago by Brian Lewis
I think it's possible to say to most authors, "Italo Calvino forgot more about writing than you'll ever know," and you'd be right. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Xavier Morrison
Italo Calvino is an outstanding intellect who is also an experimental writer. His novels are always experiments of some sort or other. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by C. Collins
I bought this book for a class and I didn't find it to be very interesting. There are a lot of references to literature, so if you are familiar with more classic literature it... Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by ksfbruin
Until I read about Italo Calvino's brilliance in Umberto Ecco's Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, his works remained on bookstore shelves as clouds hang in the sky. Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by Martin J. Plax