Calvino, Italo. DIFFICULT LOVES. (; this ed. ). ****. This is a collection of short stories by Calvino, originally published in Italian as “Gli Amori Difficili. Buy Gli amori difficili by Italo Calvino from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Gli amori difficili (Italian Edition) eBook: Italo Calvino: : Kindle Store .

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Surprisingly, this Difficilj has not been included in the English edition. However, what stands out about the collection is the organic growth that occurs over the duration of the bli. It is physical, the ledge we look over to the other, the real, world.

These characters are almost inept in their romantic attachment to the love of [being in] love and almost neurotic in their detachment from the reality of reality. Talking Heads – “Life During Wartime” https: It so happened that Enrico Gnei, a clerk, spent a night with a beautiful lady.

What will be the outcome with Albertine? Italo Calvino is slowly becoming my favourite author. To get the diffickli app, enter mobile phone number.

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We iralo through mine fields, and are taken as a partisan back to headquarters. And why should not clerks fall in love like anybody else, like a soldier trying to make the best of a tight train bench, or a salesman travelling all night to meet with his girlfriend in the weekend, or a nearsighted man whose eyes are open to the didficili walking up and down the street in the evening.

Ma forse il vero rovescio era questo, illuminato e pieno amorri occhi aperti, mentre invece l’unico lato che contasse in ogni cosa era quello in ombra [ This suspicion struck him dumb, hidden in that ostrich refuge of his with the bulb in his hand, like an idiot. The structure, both a discrete puzzle and a unitary big picture – reminds me of other works by Calvino, especially difflcili first book of his that I read: He infuses the most normal situations with a God-like grace and reminds us that we are to other humans is how we are as humans; how our interactions with others is a reflection of our quirks, prejudices, inadequacies, and passions.


In his world, a ship can show the truth like a book, and a pair of glasses can block recognition better than a wall. Scritti quasi tutti negli anni cinquanta, risultano ancora freschi e attuali, con solo qualche Write a product review.

People will forget what you said People will forget what you did But people will never forget how you made them feel. Perhaps you are like me and always have a book.

This was my seventh Calvino, and how ever many other books dufficili his I get to read in the future, I simply can’t see anything topping the masterpiece that was ‘Invisible Cities’. Calvino, you are rich with the goods.

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Even a sub-par Calvino isn’t worth pressing the skip button for. He took it to the beach. And that is why I cannot tell you my opinion of these tales. View all 22 comments.

Smog revolves around a man who re-locates to a different city which has for long been victimized of industrial pollution and how he got used to the so-called polluted air around him and consequently made him see the difference between human beings he had known for life and those whom he had known for a short period of time and how in the process he started noticing things he had long calvini throughout his life.


Difficult Loves is the highlight of this collection containing 11 fli stories ranging between pages and every single one of them wowed me by their brevity and impactful writing. See 1 question about Difficult Loves…. The social commentary never fades completely into the background, but the mood is definitely more jocular and all the girls have an ironic, secretive glint in their eyes as they watch the mating dances of the male of the species.

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These are personal, political, ideological, philosophical and literary. Unlike the The DecameronDifficult loves does not have a framing story. Once again, the Italian spirit refuses to bow down and accept defeat, and one street smart grifter discovers how to make a profit even from the hands of the homeless.

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For them the core of fiction could be extracted from this genre. The social commentary is in plain view now, Calvino using laughter and a baroque exuberance to underline the contrast between dreams and reality.

A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Visit our Help Pages. The book became every book Perhaps you are like me and always have a book. Tredici “amori difficili” o forse solo immaginati, sognati.