Newly translated into English for the first time, Collection of Sand provides a glimpse into the mind of a master of the imagination.
Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, has delighted readers around the world with his deceptively simple, fable-like stories. Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and raised in San Remo, Italy; he fought for the Italian Resistance from 1943-45. He died in Siena in 1985, of a brain hemorrhage.Martin L. McLaughlin is Professor of Italian and Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Oxford where he is a Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the English translator of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino among many others.
A brilliant collection that may change the way you see the world
around you * Guardian *
Calvino is on the high wires, on lines of thought strung out above the big international circus' Seamus Heaney * The New York Times *
A pleasure . . . offers new glimpses into the mind of the great writer while also reminding us of Calvino's insatiable curiosity * Independent *