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The Baron in the Trees
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Italo Calvino
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires,
The Baron in the Trees
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Italo Calvino
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-05 - Publisher: Random House

'I can think of no finer writer to have beside me while Italy explodes, Britain burns, while the world ends' Salman Rushdie From the age of twelve, the Baron Cosimo Piovasco di Rondo makes his home among ash, elm, magnolia, plum and almond, living up in the trees. He walks
Understanding Italo Calvino
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Beno Weiss
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.
Italo Calvino and the Compass of Literature
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Eugenio Bolongaro
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Looking at five of Italo Calvino's often neglected early novels: The Young People of Po, The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, The Non-Existent Knight, and The Watcher, Eugenio Bolongaro argues that these works, written between 1948 and 1963, contain a sustained meditation on the role of the intellectual
The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
Language: en
Pages: 948
Authors: Michael Sollars, Arbolina Llamas Jennings
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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