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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: Characters (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Why doesn't Ludmilla want to accompany you to the publishing house? -> She feels like knowing how books are made will ruin reading for her.
2. Why does Ermes Marana produce counterfeit books? -> He is a cynic and believes in nothing more than the cash in his pocket.
3. Why does the book's final passage shift from calling Ludmilla the Other Reader to just Reader? -> Because you and Ludmilla are now on equal terms as man and woman
4. How does Lotaria act as a foil to her sister Ludmilla? -> While Ludmilla reads for pleasure, Lotaria reads to confirm what she already believes about the world.
5. According to Arkadian Porphyrich, what is the ironic secret to government censorship and suppression of books? -> Governments actually allow banned books into the country, so they'll still have something to suppress.