Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino

Born: October 15, 1923

Died: September 19, 1985

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Journalist, novelist, essayist

Biography: Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy, the Cosmicomics collection of short stories, and the novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler.

Source/Notes: The literature machine: essays (1987 edition), Secker and Warburg, 1987

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Source/Notes: On friend and author Gore Vidal, as quoted in GORE VIDAL, 1925-2012 : Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer in The New York Times (1 August 2012)

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