Study Guide

If on a winter's night a traveler Characters

By Italo Calvino

You, The Reader

Ready for weird? From its opening line, Calvino establishes that you, the Reader, are the story's...

Ludmilla

Ludmilla is a sneaky one, isn't she? At first, she seems to just be the love interest for you,...

Lotaria

We can't even tell you how much pleasure it gave us to write that heading. Because let's be...

Ermes Marana

With a book as confusing as this one, it might be tough to pick out one lone antagonist. But if...

Silas Flannery

Flannery is an aging writer who has figured out a very successful formula for creating...

Professor Uzzi-Tuzii

Remember Lotaria, Ludmilla's obnoxious sister? Well, Calvino got his jab at grad students in with...

Mr. Cavedagna

Mr. Cavedagna is kind of a stooge. He's described as a "little man, shrunken and bent, who seems...

Irnerio

Good ol' Irnerio is the "lanky young man" you meet in the university hallway while looking for...

Ten Main Characters from Ten Interrupted Novels

Throughout If on a winter's night a traveler, we get to read the first chapters of ten different...