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  • n  Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)
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  • 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."
    Aug. 24, 2013 - NPR

  • John Turturro in New York Times
    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....

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