calvino calvino  /ˌkɔl ˈvi noʊ/


  • (n) Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)


  • Stripe-Torn Tigers, Fake Nazis And Magic Cake In 'The Color Master'

    Aimee Bender's new story collection, The Color Master , is full of fractured fairy tales that flavor everyday lives and neuroses with a liberal dash of magic. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Bender's work is "akin to the best of Italo Calvino in its matter-of-fact treatment of the fantastic."
    on August 24, 2013     Source: NPR


  • "Calvino said that folk tales are a general representation of life," Mr. Turturro, 53, said over plates of osso bucco and risotto Milanese at a trattoria near the Duomo. "I find the economy and beauty of these stories quite irresistible....
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: John Turturro Source: New York Times

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