If On A Winter's Night A Traveller, by Italo Calvino

If On A Winter's Night A Traveller, by Italo Calvino

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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 Traveller 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.

“a splendidly batty book about books. [...] Offbeat and fun." White Dwarf

“[a] playful postmodernist puzzle”- The Telegraph