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If on a winter's night a traveler

If on a winter's night a traveler


by Italo Calvino

If on a winter's night a traveler Chapter 22 Summary


  • Now you and Ludmilla are man and wife. Just like that! The scene resembles your fantasy from earlier in the book, where you are reading alongside one another in bed.
  • She stops reading, turns off her light, and asks you to turn yours off, too.
  • You tell her to hold on for one more second, because you're just about to finish If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.
  • Holy crap. That's so meta.
  • Okay, you now have permission to wipe your sweaty brow, have a snack, and take a long shower.

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