This is a collection of short stories by Calvino, originally published in Italian as “ Gli Amori Difficili.” Calvino () was born in Cuba, but spent the majority . Get this from a library! Gli amori difficili. [Italo Calvino]. Gli amori difficili by Italo Calvino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Difficult Loves

Amedeo loved thick tomes, and in tackling them he diffficili the physical pleasure of undertaking a great task. He is obscene, irreverent of all authority, larger than life and he reminds me a lot of another colourful character named Italo Bombolini, the unlikely mayor of Santa Vittoria played by Anthony Quinn in the movie version of the Robert Chrichton story: Dfficili Calvino is slowly becoming my favourite author.

He protects himself by holding the other dead bodies in front of him while squeezing himself into a niche in the rock wall. There are those who condemn themselves to the most gray, mediocre life because they have suffered some misfortune; but there are also those who do the same thing because dkfficili good fortune is greater than they feel they can sustain.

The tradition is to walk in two lines so as to essentially pass everyone in the village as you walk. So where do you recommend I start with Calvino?

His work typifies the Italian oral tradition and love for the unusual circumstance. What parts were real? She waves, asks for a light for her cigarette. Calvino’s sense of humour emerges in these adolescent and post-adolescent fumblings.


Even though Calvino had just experienced the war, it seemed to be important that he document childhood first, almost as if the war hadn’t occurred. When spring comes, the city’s inhabitants, by the hundreds of thousands, go out on Sundays with leather cases over their shoulders. Desire in Novemberdescribing the charity efforts made to clothe the poor for the coming winter. Animal Woods is ajori favorite episode here, and it showcases the inventivity, the bombastic, anarchist, often illegal response to authority figures of the Italian peasantry.

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Calvino blurs the dividing line between the words written on paper and the reality of sight and touch and smell, with hilarious results that nevertheless touch on cakvino issues of the way we relate to the world: The stories in this collection are divided into four groups: Tredici “amori difficili” o forse solo immaginati, sognati.

We seem to make love difficult for our selves and others. The characters yearn for love, but can’t readily find it. Determinant for me, the Spanish edition has it and since it dates fromit reveals that Calvino himself wrote it.

View all 12 comments. In L’avventura di una bagnante o anche in parte in L’avventura di un poetaCalvino mi ha regalato suggestioni preziose View calvnio 22 calbino. Per quanto riguarda la sezione sulla vita difficilelascia il tempo che trova.

Gli amori difficili. : Calvino, Italo :

These stores are all similarly titled ‘Adventure of a We see a man on train who meets a woman, yes just like in the movies, and another tells of the embarrassing moment when a female bather somehow manages to lose her swimsuit in the sea.


The dark overtones of the later stories ease the transition into the war years, with characters now putting love for women on a second plane, as they play hide and seek in the mountains with brown shirts and nazis. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

There are stories of War and what happens after War. The English edition is different. Such is a day at the beach in The Adventure of a Reader. In trasparenza tra le linee e i colori di questa parte del mondo andavo distinguendo l’aspetto del suo rovescio del quale soltanto mi sentivo abitatore. 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 ignored throughout his life.

I have a favorite in the last collection too, and of course it is the story of the photographer, one that strikes extremely close to home in view of my own interest and history with a camera.