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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 Resources


Outside the Town of Malbork

This page was created by one fan so dedicated to Calvino that he has taken on the name of Tazio Bazakbal (whom you might recall as the fictional author of Outside the town of Malbork in Chapter 4).

In Calvino Veritas: The Critical Calvino Page

Looking for full-text Calvino and critical essays? As you might imagine, plenty of people have plenty to say about him.

Articles and Interviews

The Words that Failed: Italo Calvino on Che Guevara

In a one-on-one setting, Italo Calvino gives his thoughts on the revolutionary figure Che Guevara. It certainly invites interesting comparison with Calvino's treatment of revolution in If on a winter's night a traveler.

Author David Mitchell Rereads If on a winter's night a traveler

Famous author David Mitchell recalls reading Calvino's If on a winter's night as a young man, and speaks about how his impression changed when he read the book as an older man.

Salman Rushdie's Take

(In) famous author Salman Rushdie reviews If on a winter's night a traveler in his (as always) super-smart way.


Gore Vidal on Italo Calvino

Watch as man of letters Gore Vidal speaks on Calvino and why he should be a bigger deal in literary circles. The guy also takes some shots at another major writer or two, referring to Calvino as the "only great writer of my time." Watch out—dude is pretty crabby.

Italian Interview with Italo

Okay, so it's not in English, but if you want to get a sense of the demeanor and body language of Italo Calvino, check it out for a minute or two. Also, Italian is such a cool language—totally worth a viewing.


Italo Calvino's "The False Grandmother"

Did you ever think you'd be listening to John Turturro reading a fairy tale by Calvino? Well, life is here to surprise you.


Italo Calvino on Pinterest

Yeah, he's that cool.

Fancy Italians

Check out the cover of If on a winter's night a traveler (Se una note d'inverno un viaggiatore) in italiano, the language of love—and Calvino.

Calvino Portrait

Always the thinker.

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